Over the Hill

Beba Schlottmann Other Writings, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Nothing about today was significant, except for the fact that on this day I would be going to see my hair stylist to tackle my faded dark brown hair that had now become like a mushroom with a white/grayish stem and a brownish top. Ugh, aging comes whether we want it to or not! On days like today, I reminisce …

Doña Elba

Beba Schlottmann Other Writings, Uncategorized 3 Comments

“To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power. Or the climbing, falling colors of a rainbow.” -Maya Angelou When my father became ill with a pulmonary disease that eventually took his life, my mother would call me almost every day, at any hour of the day, to cry and unload her grief since …

Traverse Journeys

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

The trail is the thing, not the end of the trail. Travel too fast and you miss all you are traveling for. Louis L’Amour Lately, I have been reminiscing on my travels abroad; the places that have impressed me and the people who have touched my heart in more ways than I could ever mention. When I was in South …

Making Beautiful Pottery at Studio Dall

Beba Schlottmann Going Places, Other Writings, Uncategorized 4 Comments

“Life handed him a lemon,As Life sometimes will do.His friends looked on in pity,Assuming he was through.They came upon him later,Reclining in the shadeIn calm contentment, drinkingA glass of lemonade.”[11] The Optimist as it appeared in a 1940 edition of The Rotarian I have read the story of the potter in Jeremiah chapter 8 many times, as I do a “read through …

Being Honest

Beba Schlottmann Other Writings, Uncategorized 4 Comments

When you have a near death experience, you begin to live life with a more focused view of what’s ahead.  I often think to myself that one has to in order to survive the constant threat of dreariness you become a victim of.  You yearn for more days, for more experiences, and at the same time, you find yourself unable to ignore …

Compromise Not Promise

Deborah Newport Other Writings, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Reading your Bible and coming across a verse that lists “thirty gold dishes, a thousand silver dishes, twenty-nine duplicates, thirty gold bowls, 410 silver bowls of a second kind, and a thousand other articles” (1:9, 10) might not garner a lot of your attention. Like a list of begats, we might quickly pass over the list. However, Ezra’s detail, consuming five …