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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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. . . Again

Posted on August 7th, 2019
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I’ve thought long and hard about this week—a week that came on the heels of several others that were difficult at best and heart-breaking at their worst.  On a personal level I’ve watched as classmates, co-workers, and friends buried people they loved.  I’ve watched as families came to us after losing so much already, only […]

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This Lonely, Isolated Road

Posted on July 31st, 2019
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In case you missed it, we have a new little person in our family—Malcolm Edmund Guinn.  I say little, but comparatively speaking, he might not have qualified as such upon arrival.  At 8 pounds, 14 ounces and 21 inches long, he was a big boy.  And at his two month check-up he was in the […]

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The Week

Posted on July 24th, 2019
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Last week was an incredibly hard week for them.  In the middle of it they celebrated their 27th anniversary.  At the beginning they celebrated the birth of their first born son, 25 years ago.  And at the end they marked his death at the age of 23.  Joy and joy . . . overshadowed by […]

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Castles In The Sky

Posted on July 17th, 2019
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If I were to say the words “SKY Castle” to you, what would come to mind?  Well, if you live in South Korea—or you’re a fan of all things related to that culture—you might immediately think of a television series that originated there and is currently the highest rated drama in Korean cable history.  And […]

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Borrowed Trouble

Posted on July 10th, 2019
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My Wednesday morning started like every other Wednesday morning.  I drug myself out of the bed, stumbled into the kitchen and put the tea kettle on the stove to boil, cleaned out the litter box and let Cass (one of the cats) out the side door.  Henry, his step-brother and mortal enemy, positioned himself at […]

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Small Victories

Posted on July 4th, 2019
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He arrived late for the reception, pausing at the door, searching the room for the guests of honor and any other familiar faces.  Impeccably dressed in a dark suit with a crisp white dress shirt and matching tie, he carried himself exactly as you would think a true Southern gentleman should.  His eyes lit upon […]

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Ancient Stones in Hallowed Ground

Posted on June 26th, 2019
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I am a wanderer, a roamer of cemeteries.  Settle me into one, be it old or new, and I’ll be quite content for the next several hours, walking ‘mongst the graves, making pictures of the ones that peak my curiosity . . . and I seem to have cemetery radar (not to be confused with […]

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You Do You

Posted on June 19th, 2019
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Recently a friend of mine started asking questions about cremation . . . not the process but how to handle the before and after stuff . . . like can you have a visitation and then have the cremation.  “Of course you can”, I replied.  “There are all kinds of options” and then I began […]

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They’re Everywhere . . .

Posted on June 12th, 2019
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When my husband and I first married, we lived upstairs over the funeral home that’s on Main Street in Savannah . . . the one that recently had an apartment for rent . . . only not the apartment we occupied.  We were in the one that was once the abode of my great-grandmother, Loura […]

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