Signed, sealed, and closed

Signed, sealed, and closed

We closed on our house Thursday. It was a wild week, starting the previous Thursday when the buyers closed on their house and…didn’t have a place to live. Not sure why this didn’t occur to them before, but we let them move into our house early in...

Road Rage

I’d forgotten how much I hate driving. Not driving per se, but the dumb drivers all around who don’t pay attention, yap on their phones, text on the interstate, drive ten miles below the speed limit in the left lane next to someone else driving ten miles...

Homes, Sweet Homes

I have a bunch of law firm website pages to write, and Jonathan is napping soundly upstairs, but, hey, I’ve got house fever. Won’t you join me? Since everyone keeps asking, here’s the latest in the Roberts buying/selling saga. Our house has been on...

Unmuzzled

Last night I read over Derek’s letter to the congregation asking for peaceful release to Praise Lutheran. It was long. He said it was long, and I began to read, determined to slash away and cut down to the basics. Instead, I cried. And then, I cried again today...
The crucible

The crucible

In fiction-writing, there’s a concept called the crucible (not to be confused with Arthur Miller’s play of the same name). I think Sol Stein coined the term, but don’t quote me on that. The idea is that, as the author, you design a plot that puts the...