Thanksgiving – What a Year!

Last year at Thanksgiving, my life changed. My mom had sent me an email saying that she thinks she found my dad. I had never met my dad and I had no idea she had been looking for him (although she had been looking on and off for 36 years!). She sent me a picture…

Trials and Joy

Recently, a cocktail of circumstances caused me to lose my joy. You know how it is, any one of them on their own is tough but manageable, but when they all descend on you, it feels like the perfect storm. In the storm I could look at the horizon, and all I could see was…

Christmas Truce: 100 years ago this year

Several years ago while touring the Imperial War Museum in London, I came across a small picture from the Great War (World War I). The picture depicted British and German soldiers playing football! How much football was played is uncertain, but it is documented that over 100,000 British and German troops took part in the…