Shhhh! Listen to ordinary sounds

Sometimes when I hear a train whistle, it takes me back to a special day when I took a sentimental journey. I boarded a train ... Read more

No one should miss joy of reading

Since I grew up before television and without sisters or brothers, my favorite diversion as a child was reading. Every week during the summer, I ... Read more

The weather’s right for snowballs

“Come and see my snowball bush,” I said to any visitor to my home in the past month. The plant outdid itself this year, prompting ... Read more

Wesley used shorthand for hymns

Can you imagine Charles Wesley, the great hymn writer, sitting on a trotting horse, scribbling the words to one of his hymns in shorthand? It ... Read more