Eunice Ray

People tend to avoid farewells, after all “parting is such sweet sorrow,” but what if you’re good about your position in the queue even if it’s the beginning of the End? Throughout our lives, we negotiate with time – prioritized, allocated and decided right up to the last moment. We negotiate with ourselves, others, and even God Almighty. Our lives are punctuated by unforgettable moments until the few but powerful pieces remain in the time known as the Endgame. 

The Endgame is the end of the negotiations, the make-or-break-it time. So here I am here, in the great make it or break it, and I’ll be writing as I negotiate the remaining and very powerful pieces still on the board.  

I hope you’ll join me in “The Endgame.”

History Burning

May 10th marks the 88th anniversary of the infamous Nazi book burning of over 25,000 books considered “un-German” in Berlin’s Opera Square. Books labeled extreme and immoral burned as Hitler’s appointed “Minister of Propaganda,” Joseph Goebbels, the sole source for...

Real Men and Chicken Necks

Recently my friend Dominique and I motored to Evansville to say good-bye to Ray Vescovi who died at age 91. I never met Ray, but I knew Ray’s daughter.  I say I didn’t know Ray, but I’ve known so many like Ray. Upon Ray’s graduation in 1951, I learned from his...

Step One: Buy the Land

As Colonel was in his last days I was able to tell him that I was going to build a library in his honor. I like to think that he heard and understood me and was able to make his way to heaven knowing that his legacy would live on, and he would be "a voice to and for a...

Step Two: Draw a Blueprint

When Ron and I married we spent a good deal of time focusing our Sunday studies on the Old and New Testaments particularly as the basis for American law.  I, in fact, gave Ron as a lawyer, a Bible early on and suggested he read it as a law book with special...

Preserving History Through The Library

The lessons of Vietnam struck the young US Marine Ron Ray like coin newly minted by sorrow and fury: Sorrow for the many who gave their lives and fury at being lied to during the war and lied about after the war.  Upon returning home, Ron took up the study of law...

A Pilgrimage

A Pilgrimage January 6, 2021 You can’t always trust what you read and see on social media.  I went to Washington DC on January 5 and 6, 2021, to witness Trump's last gathering in a city I know very well and, then more from a sense of curiosity, to see how it would be...

Negotiating with Time

As Shakespeare said, “parting is such sweet sorrow.” Yes. Farewells can be difficult, but what if you’re good about your position in the queue even if it’s the beginning of the ending? At 71 years old, I am so good about life at this point and I want to write about...