Family and Friends

Publishing: 3

More from Jim on Publishing In my last post, I mentioned April Fool’s day 2014, the day that dawned following over ten years’ service to my erstwhile employers, Day One…

Publishing: 2

Why I Publish: Jim's Account Continues . . . In my last post [HERE], I reflected somewhat on the early interests and influences that were involved in steering me into…

Publishing: 1

Why I Publish My résumé looked good--at least I thought it looked good. So why did the response letter start, after the salutation, with these words: "We regret to inform…

On Boundaries and Neighbors

My Backyard Talk of border walls made for contentious media reporting in the run-up to the US elections in 2016. Less contentious is the matter of the wall that defines the…

Our Everyday Conversations…

A Book That Engaged Me for Several Hundred Miles Notwithstanding my smaller-than-average stature and build, I was feeling cramped and as if I had been traveling for over twenty-four hours.…

Remembering my Father

In October 2003, my dad left this world after battling cancer for some months. I have many fond memories of him--a man of action who would never let his teacup…

From Wood Off-cuts to Desk

A Place for Everything A place for everything, and everything in its place. It's a good saying. I like to try to inculcate this in my young son, aged twelve. Or,…

A Hymn for the New Year

Standing at the Portal of Another Year (Frances Ridley Havergal) This evening in our family devotions, we thought of and then sang, the words of the lovely new year's hymn…

Christmas 2015

2015 Is Nearly Over The year 2015 draws to its conclusion. It is my practice to share a few pictures and text each end of year, so there is a…

Friend Focus: John Blanchard

Why Focus on a Friend? I've previously mentioned how my work in books introduces me to some delightful people. In serving them, it is my privilege to have made new…