Metaphorically these essays move as a quiet but observant coast-guard cutter among the rocks and islands up and down the littoral of our life.

A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe.

There was a need for it. I talked to my wife . . . This community has been good to us, and we're happy to give as much as we can.

A pedestrian is a man in danger of his life. A walker is a man in possession of his soul.

By and by God caught his eye.