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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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Wake-Up Calls

Posted on January 23rd, 2020
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Long, long ago  . . . in a galaxy far, far away . . . there were no cell phones.  So when you traveled out-of-town and spent the night in a hotel, you were required to trust the resident alarm clock that was often provided as one of the amenities—if, that is, there was a […]

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Never Enough Time

Posted on January 15th, 2020
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Please note the picture of the large toe that occupies someone’s right foot (that someone being yours truly—as you can probably tell, pedicures are not my thing).  Also, please note the malformation of the toenail attached to said toe.  That crease that runs from side to side is the point to which it has grown […]

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It’s Not Your Angel

Posted on January 8th, 2020
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I’m constantly scanning Pinterest, searching for interesting monuments or unusual methods of transportation for the deceased (aka hearses), or perhaps inspirational quotes or those that attempt to put grief into words.  Not long ago I found one that falls into that last category; one that spoke so strongly to me I knew I had to […]

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A Christmas Miracle

Posted on January 2nd, 2020
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This time of year you’ll often hear people refer to a “Christmas miracle”, usually in jest over some random event that’s easily explained but also just happened to work out for the best, in spite of the odds.  Normally for me, just surviving Christmas is the miracle . . . but this year . . […]

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It’s Not What’s Under The Tree . . .

Posted on December 26th, 2019
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I was ready for it this year.  Christmas was not going to catch me unprepared.  Not again.  Last year was, in my perfection driven brain, a disaster.  I couldn’t get the house decorated, shopping wasn’t happening, I hadn’t managed to find the cute, personal odds and ends with which I like surprising my family, and […]

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Never A Doubt

Posted on December 18th, 2019
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I have a friend (surprising, I know . . .) that I don’t get to see very often, and when I do it’s usually because of my work, not his, which doesn’t make for the best of circumstances. We’ll spend as much time as possible catching up and comparing notes on kids and grandkids and […]

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We Never Know

Posted on December 12th, 2019
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It’s been a busy week . . . but that’s to be expected, you say.  ‘Tis the holiday season and the blank spaces on most everyone’s calendars tend to rapidly disappear.  There are work parties and church parties and friend parties and family parties and all the parties, one right after the other.  There are […]

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