Out of the Depths, O Lord . . .

Hello from my study, There are a multitude of thoughts, emotions, concerns, and fears as I reflect on the pictures of our national Capitol yesterday. I do not mean that to be a political statement, it is a statement of one single individual, a former pastor, a Marine Corps veteran, a person who has RepublicanContinue reading “Out of the Depths, O Lord . . .”

Empathy: A Necessary Component

Hello on the second day of May, There is little doubt that we are in a polarized environment. Daily, and I am guilty of falling into some of this behavior, though I generally try to remain respectful, the lack if willingness to listen to the other, when compassion seems to be merely a pipe dream,Continue reading “Empathy: A Necessary Component”

Why Does Dana Live On?

Hello from my study, It is the end of New Year’s Day and for the first time in 5 years I am not in Europe or Krak√≥w the first day of the year, and more significantly in a half a decade. Of course, as I have noted in other posts, this NW Iowa boy neverContinue reading “Why Does Dana Live On?”