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From the Writer’s Desk

Red Leader standing by. All Star Wars fans get the reference. Needless to say, I am overdue for an installment having went radio silent last week. We have had quite a bit transpiring at the Shipley household. Most of the events will have to remain in the background for the foreseeable future. I did not want another week to go […]

From the Writer’s Desk

The Unexpected I recently had the question posed about how do I handle changes in routine. Or more precisely, how do I handle the unexpected?  This started me down a tangent path. I realized that an underlying theme of many of my weekly ramblings had been my effort at returning to routine. The problem with this is the realization that […]


To say that 2020 was a problematic year for most of us is a dramatic understatement. While each individual and family endured their own unique aspects, mine was no exception. We went through many ups and downs, some of which even gave us question whether we would make it out alive. Instead of dwelling on the negative, we have looked […]