In My Time

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” – J.R.R. Tolkien – The Fellowship of The Ring Inevitable …

Down in the Garden

It’s a quiet, deep green, rain-misted first Saturday of summer. The cat finds his place on the rocker, circles the seat twice, then settles in for the afternoon. Ballgame is on tv in the other room. The boy reads a new novel from our library visit this morning, stretching his long pre-teen legs out from …