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Faster Isn’t Always Better

Posted on October 15th, 2019
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We are currently taking our first ever almost all of the family vacation.  I say almost all because my son-in-law had to work so he had the misfortune of staying home in the peace and quiet . . . and serving as the gatekeeper and provider of food and water for our cats.  Oh, and […]

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Let Your Heart Speak

Posted on October 9th, 2019
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In case you haven’t noticed, I like words.  I know they say pictures are better at conveying an event or action (as in “A picture’s worth a thousand words”), but since I don’t particularly care for how I look in pictures (which means my memorial video is gonna be real short), I’ll stick with the […]

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For Sale

Posted on October 2nd, 2019
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For several years after my mother’s death her Cadillac sat on the carport at the funeral home, occupying space and not doing much of anyone any good.  But it was her car, silvery beige—I think the official name was “Light Cashmere”.  It was the kind of color that was so neutral you forgot what it […]

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Between No Longer & Not Yet

Posted on September 25th, 2019
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My daughter and I recently attended STORY 2019—that conference for creative-type folks (which begs the question, why was I there?) that I mentioned about this same time last year, except then it was STORY 2018.  In case this does not ring a bell or, like myself, your long-term memory ain’t what it used to be, […]

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Missing So Much

Posted on September 18th, 2019
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My grandson Wilson is currently in the fifth grade and, as is evidently customary for his school, a program was held on September 11th memorializing the events of that day in 2001.  And, as a part of that program, the school chorus (of which Wilson is a member) performed for the parents and others who […]

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Unsung Heroes

Posted on September 11th, 2019
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The voices on the other end of the line were hesitant, skeptical of the callers’ motives.  After all, through no fault of their own they were now caught up in one of the nation’s greatest tragedies; unwilling participants bound together by a common thread . . . the horrific loss of life.  Their voices betraying […]

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Tradition

Posted on September 4th, 2019
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This past Sunday was the first Sunday in September . . . which means it was also Decoration Day at Memorial Gardens in Collinwood . . . which means, as usual, it snuck up on me and I managed to schedule an abundance of other things on what should have been a restful holiday weekend […]

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The Faces of Grief

Posted on August 28th, 2019
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She came into the office clutching a small piece of cloth in her hands, working the material between her fingers and staring vacantly into space.  The secretary approached the counter and asked if she could help but there was very little response.  After a few seconds, the young lady looked at the material.  She wanted […]

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Together Again

Posted on August 21st, 2019
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For 62 years they lived and worked side by side, sharing every imaginable part of life.  They raised four beautiful daughters . . . beautiful not just in appearance but in character and spirit as well.  They served their Lord at every opportunity, even joining with others of like mind to start a school that […]

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No Substitute

Posted on August 14th, 2019
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I have a friend who, for a very brief time, owned a smart car . . . you know, one of those vehicles that anticipates what is happening—or is about to happen—and reacts accordingly.  Not long after he bought it, he was driving down the road, minding his own business, when another car pulled out […]

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