I grew up on the West Side of Chicago where life is full of adventures. Several years ago, I decided it was time to share my my stories. I’ve chronicled them in the form of children’s books. Though it has taken more than a decade to get my first book into print, the result has proven to be great fun for me and my readers. I DON’T LIKE MICE is a great example what it’s like to grow up in the city.
It was eighteen years ago -February, 1992, when I was asked if I could “write something” to help fill our very first church bulletin. Since I’d periodically provided a paragraph for my previous parish’s weekly, I responded with a “yes.” What began as a single column has evolved into a full page reflection. I consider myself fortunate to have this opportunity. I enjoy thinking about the scriptures, other inspirational writings, people, nature and God’s presence in our lives, all of which give me Something To Think About on a regular basis. When someone comments to me about what I’ve written, I never cease to be surprised that somebody has taken my words to heart. This lovely Friday evening, in the light of a beautiful sunset, I give thanks for the gifts of inspiration, words, the writings they become and the readers who so generously share their responses with me.
This is my first blog! As type, I wonder if anyone will read this. People are so busy these days that it seems a bit much to expect them to “tune in” and… Hmmm. Should I have written “log in?” As I reflect further, I realize that of the many blessings that have touched my life, the gift of friendship is the one I value most. A kind word here, a smile there and a well timed expression of understanding have made all of the difference in my life. So, I will write with the hope that I can do the same for you.