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Going back to revisit the movies of your youth is a dangerous pastime. Sometimes you discover that a movie that you loved wasn’t actually very good. But there are other times too. I’d … more
When my kids were young and my wife was teaching Sunday School, they taught the kids a new song. It was supposed to go, “My God is a great big God / Big enough to save me / Big enough to keep … more
Were it not for a priest inviting me to go to communion when I was at a very difficult time in my life nearly 40 years ago I would be a far different person today. He did this despite knowing I … more
In 2019, August of that year, the month in this town that if you haven’t taken a vacation yet, then it’s not going to happen, my family took a trip to Colorado, and we took my wife’s mother … more
I had a birthday this week. Just 28 more years and I’ll be a hundred. Don’t laugh. It could happen. Mother Helen is 97. Her sister, Jo, 101. Such are my Fowler genes. One of the reasons I … more
Before I start on the things I’ve learned over the years, let me say that the chief of these is that I am not as smart as I think I am. So, if you want to tell me that after you’ve finished … more
I’m a happy guy. Largely because I grew up in a small Kansas town around people who lived frugal lives but knew how to be happy nevertheless. Kidding, pranks, droll observations and jokes … more
Something there is that doesn't love a wall, That wants it down.’ — Robert Frost My driveway is parallel to my neighbor’s property. There is a strip of land a few feet wide between … more
Last year, as the attentive reader may recall, I made the switch from ICE (internal combustion engine) mowing to battery-powered mowing. I gave periodic reports on that last year and it all went … more
You are now graduating from college in the time of COVID. Nothing is normal; neither New Normal nor otherwise. But there are some eternal things that are happening now: Your parents are proud; your … more
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