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      Isaiah

      Posted on October 30th, 2014
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      His name is Isaiah. I know that because he told me so. And he’s five. He told me that as […]

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      Show Me

      Posted on October 23rd, 2014
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      There’s a reason Missouri is the “show me” state and why we have old sayings like, “Seeing is believing” and […]

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      Your Mama’s on the Roof

      Posted on October 13th, 2014
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      A man went on vacation, entrusting the care and feeding of his cat to his friend who also happened to […]

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      The Beauty of Age

      Posted on September 24th, 2014
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      I would like to state for the record that I am highly insulted, offended, ticked, miffed, irritated, annoyed, ill, perturbed, […]

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      Unpacking the Bag

      Posted on September 15th, 2014
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      I am a granny.  Actually, that’s not exactly right.  I am a Mona, a name concocted by my son and […]

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      ‘Tis Midnight

      Posted on September 9th, 2014
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      He sat in the middle of the cemetery, the mist slowly engulfing him, limiting his sight and feeding his growing […]

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      What if…

      Posted on August 30th, 2014
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      A little over one year ago, August 29, 2013 to be precise, I got the phone call that no parent […]

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      Snow White

      Posted on August 24th, 2014
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      Working in a funeral home gives you a different perspective on so much in life . . . and death. […]

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      Peter

      Posted on August 16th, 2014
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      The world, or at least the world as we know it, is reeling from the death of a beloved actor […]

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      The Observations of John

      Posted on April 18th, 2014
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      Throughout my father’s adult life, at least the part of which I was a part, he never cared much for […]

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