July 10, 2018

For a long time, I thought the word blogging sounded funny. I had no intentions of starting a blog or becoming a blogger. Then, I read a book by Rodlie Ortiz that changed my mind about the value in blogging (but, I still think the word sounds funny).

The book is ca...

February 17, 2018

Tonight, I felt impressed to call one of my childhood children's choir directors. At first, she did not recognize my voice. As I began reciting lyrics from songs of yesteryear, she exclaimed, "Richard!!" The joy and surprise in her voice nearly brought me to tears.


October 12, 2017

A few weeks ago, I stumbled upon a great bookstore called “2nd & Charles.” They buy, sell, and trade books, music, and video games. Outside of the front doors, 2nd & Charles has a basket of free books that anyone can browse through and take home. I normally look for re...

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