Archive for July 2011


We have one of those big coffee table art books at home. Its colored pages show vases, statues, and pictures through the ages. If you are at all interested in horses, you immediately see that they have been a favorite subject of artists for thousands of years. This isn’t too…


There Comes a Time

Red turned 28 in the spring. For the past ten years the Bensons called him “Old Red.” If we can judge such things, Red had a good life. All the children learned to ride on him. When family stuff would get intense, Red could expect a visit to his stall…


The Code

Until her retirement my wife Bonnie was a second grade teacher. She had classes of up to 33 kids. Somehow, single handedly she managed to keep reasonable order for six hours. On good days there was even some knowledge passed along. Earlier in her career she was involved in a…