Category Mothers

Linus and Lucy?

George and Martha? Bill and Hillary? Mark Antony and Cleopatra? Well, none really. But if you had to pick one of these couples, A, B, C, or D – which makes the most sense? A – Linus and Lucy; brother and sister and supposedly full sibs. The seedlings shown here are hybrid corn seedlings. Single […]

Remembering Mother on Father’s Day

Mom passed on the 21st of last month.  She was 79.  My father passed in 2012, so technically my four brothers and I are now orphans.  The five of us are all grown men.  Most with adult children; hardly the images of orphans.  It may seem strange make a point of losing both parents in […]

Diaspora du jour

The great migration and refugee resettlement underway in Europe, the Middle East and Africa has captured our global attention. This is not the first mass exodus in history, and likely not the last. Other great migrations have been well documented, but many happened before recorded history and are now being pieced together to build the […]

And now a word for our Fathers

I really missed this one.  In my defense I was on the road Sunday.  But Monday and Tuesday have no similar excuse.  Gloom, despair, and agony on me. Special days in honor of special folks are common enough.  So common in February we’ve pooled a couple president’s birthdays into one President’s Day.  Fair enough.  But […]

And now a word for our mothers

As Mother’s Day here in the States passes along I want to take a second to remember all our mothers.  And not just our individual mothers, though what better place to start?  But let us also recall the mothers of our children, our daughters and daughters-in-law with children, our sisters, and all our female family […]