Still a Favorite

This hymn by Eleanor Farjeon, one of my favorites, is set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune and was published in 1931 as a hymn to give thanks for each day. Forty years later, Cat Stevens released his beautiful rendition.

The flower is fittingly named Glory Bush. Photo taken in La Fortuna, Costa Rica, June 2014.

Thankful for Justice

Today I am thankful that the Colorado Springs Police Department has arrested the man who hit us. One month and one day since he was featured on Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers Featured Fugitives; one month and two days after he hit us and fled the scene.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving. I especially like when Laura’s birthday falls on Thanksgiving, just like the day she was born. It’s been a lovely day, my family is happy and (mostly) healthy, friends have reported great news over the past week, and tomorrow is a day of rest.

Family, Health and Time. Yes.

November 4. My philosophy as an economist is that time is our most valuable resource. I respectfully disagree with those who say “Time is money.” Time is a non-renewable resource and once past, it’s gone forever. Every new day each of us is given the same 24 hours/1440 minutes/86,400 seconds. One of my pet peeves is encountering persons who act as if their time is more valuable than mine. If that were true, I think that God would give them more minutes in their day. I am thankful for the time I have been given today, and will do my best to spend it wisely and to respect the time given to others.

It’s time to turn our clocks back tonight, but keep in mind it’s not an “extra” hour, rather it’s a tradeoff between an evening hour of light and a morning hour. (I personally value evening light more, but I’m grateful nonetheless.)