In My Own Words

In My Own Words

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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A Thief in the Night

In My Own Words Today would have been my mother’s 96th birthday. She died three years ago. My mother, a good person who loved her family, her friends, her church, her life, was robbed of all of it by Alzheimer’s Disease. And we were robbed of her. There were days in...

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Remembering Jon

In My Own Words   As the season turns to fall, I find myself thinking of my friend and writing partner, Jon. We both loved the change of seasons afforded us in North Carolina. Jon fancied himself as the 21st century Peter Pan. He said he was never going to grow...

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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.