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Making a New Life: A House Becomes a Home

Making a New Life: A House Becomes a Home

In my last post, I described how things finally started coming together after an emotional two-month ride that had me on the brink of a breakdown. The timing was actually turning out to be perfect. Moving day was set for July 17th. That meant we’d be moved in...
Making a New Life: How It All Began

Making a New Life: How It All Began

On Christmas Eve 2016, we found out we were going to become grandparents. Our oldest son and his wife had been married for 3 years, and it was an announcement we had waited anxiously for.  It was the best Christmas gift I’ve ever gotten. Two months later, my...
My Own Glass Castle

My Own Glass Castle

I recently finished reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls. I’d never heard of the book until I saw a piece on CBS Sunday Morning about the release of the movie adaptation. As soon as I started reading it, I was reminded of my own childhood. Now, to be...
Goodbye, Dad

Goodbye, Dad

Philip Charles Hoffmann III was born in Wilmington, North Carolina, on January 11, 1932. He passed away on August 9, 2017, at the age of 85, in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. He’s survived by my mom, his wife of 60 years, as well as me and my brother, Chuck; three...

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