In My Own Words

In My Own Words

Don’t Forget to Show Love

In My Own Words I imagine by now that most of the world has seen the precious four-year old boy from Birmingham, Alabama, for whom taking sandwiches to homeless people in his home town is “the highlight of my life.” With his father by his side, spending...

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Jongibandla

We began our first bright, sunny day in South Africa at the Cape Town Harbor, a place full of movement and life. Once an old dry dock, it had been transformed into an intense arrangement of shops, restaurants, tiny boats, yachts big enough to have helicopters, and a...

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An Old Man and His Fort

In My Own Words A few years ago, we were lucky enough to travel several times to the United Arab Emirates, where Bill had work that he loved in the medical system there. Our travel to the UAE taught us so much – mostly how much there is to learn about the world, but...

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One Window on the World

In My Own Words This is one of my windows on the world. You can just see the watery blue of the winter sky and the spare beauty of leafless branches of nearby trees. The play of light and shadow reminds me that the sun is shining after several days of rain, filling...

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Colored Water

In My Own Words My father loved his parents. His father, Gus Oldham, was a strict disciplinarian, a mostly unsmiling man, who communicated his affection through small gestures. His mother, Angeline Oldham, was from the Cajun country of east Texas and she had a wide...

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I write about what I have experienced, what I remember from my growing up in Texas, travel, and world events. I am especially moved by the large mammals with which we share this planet – particularly elephants, whales, and dolphins. When we traveled to South Africa, I had moments on safari that I will never forget. When one sees these magnificent creatures, living in the wild as nature intended, it alters one’s perspective forever.

If you read these blogs, I hope that you will be in touch with me so that I can learn about your journey. It is a privilege to share these stories with you.