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Do Your Part

Posted on April 2nd, 2020
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This is about the umpty-leventh time I’ve started this.  I keep having to delete everything and start again because the longer I write, the angrier I get—and I don’t want to end up yelling at you or blaming you for the world as we currently know it. I hate asking our directors to tell families […]

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Treading Water

Posted on March 26th, 2020
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I don’t know if any of you have ever had to tread water for an extended period of time, but  I did when I was getting my life saving certification at Girl Scout Camp Hazelwood, approximately a hundred years ago.  With no life jacket, I was told to swim out into the lake, stop an […]

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Something Evil Is Among Us

Posted on March 19th, 2020
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There’s no time like the present.  And I don’t mean that in the usual sense. My inbox is full of emails from every CEO of every company I’ve ever ordered anything from, plus those professional organizations and entities with whom I am affiliated.  Everyone wants me to know what they’re doing to protect me from […]

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Sawyer’s Song

Posted on March 11th, 2020
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It was his favorite song and he loved to “lead “it anytime he had the chance.  Granted, sometimes it was hard to tell exactly what the words were, because he was only two, but it wasn’t difficult to see the joy in his face or to hear it in his voice. That precious voice was […]

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The Wrath Of The Storm

Posted on March 4th, 2020
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I started trying to write this last night, but the words wouldn’t come.  Actually, that isn’t quite true; they came, but as incomplete thoughts from a brain that was basically numb . . . or overwhelmed . . . or perhaps both. For me it began that morning as I stood at the kitchen sink, […]

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Waiting For A Miracle

Posted on February 26th, 2020
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As I sit writing this it is early Wednesday morning—as in just a hair after midnight on Tuesday.  In Obion County, Tennessee two families and hundreds of friends are waiting.  Waiting . . . and hoping . . . . and praying.  For those of you who may not know, the Obion County High School’s […]

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In Anticipation

Posted on February 19th, 2020
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Slightly less than a year ago, in February of 2019, the Tennessee River laid claim to Hardin County.  Families lost their homes and everything they owned and the devastation to our area was beyond description. Now, less than a year later, Mother Nature is at it again.  Homes are underwater, cherished possessions are damaged beyond […]

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Fear v. Hope

Posted on February 12th, 2020
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Despite my every attempt to shop incognito, she spotted me at Wal-Mart, but in her instance I didn’t mind.  I hadn’t heard from her lately, and I wanted to know how she was doing.  More specifically, I wanted to know how her husband was doing.  There had been some recent issues . . . health […]

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FORO

Posted on February 5th, 2020
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I am, as I have noted in the past, a creature of habit.  I enjoy my ruts and become terribly distressed when said ruts are diverted.  Please keep that fact in mind as we proceed. Over the course of the last decade or so I’ve been visiting one of our local retailers who shall remain […]

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Some People Belong to the World

Posted on January 29th, 2020
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When the news of Kobe Bryant’s death hit every media outlet known to man I, like a million other people, began reading every news article that popped up.  We all seem to have an insatiable curiosity when it comes to death, especially the death of someone that well known.  So we soak up every tidbit […]

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