Getting older

Twenty things to do in your thirties to be a happy father for the rest of your life.

“When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.” Anonymous “My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass.’ ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys’.” Harmon Killebrew …

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Is Loneliness Good? Would you rather party or pray?

Our family is blessed. Bonnie’s parents just celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary. What a joy! Or is it? They are still fortunate to be together and stay relatively healthy. And to have a devoted family. But it’s fascinating to think about how the old age changes your social life. I recently came across this article …

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Memories

I love memories. I love good memories. I also love the bad ones, although not as much. They all are parts of my life. I’ve lived in many towns and cities on both continents and cherish visiting all the old places. And I often surprise myself knowing how many people from my past live all …

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Downsizing

While they were getting older, I realized my parents’ future looked grim in Poland. The communism maintained its tight grip on the economy and politics. The unrest past the brewing point and spilled on the streets. Everyday survival got to be a challenge. Moreover, their medical care was compromised. They didn’t complain, but I knew …

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