Tag Archives: Feelings

And now it’s personal . . .

Before the current Coronavirus pandemic ends, we will all be affected in ways we could not have imagined as little as a week ago. That has been brought home to me in a dozen different ways over just the past … Continue reading

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Dear Children:

Some days are just not like all the rest. They can be different from all others for just one person, for a family, for a whole country, and sometimes for the whole world. Days worth remembering can be happy days … Continue reading

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Rituals and memories . . .

Updated — just a bit — in mid-March 2021, as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic that has held us all in its grip for the past year! One beautiful early spring day many years ago, while living … Continue reading

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And then the unthinkable . . .

When a newsworthy event occurs in your own community, it takes time to sort out feelings and get on with life. When it happens across the street, it leaves a lasting impression that changes your feelings forever. Continue reading

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Under a wandrin’ star…

There may be nothing new under the sun, as my grandmother was fond of saying. However, everything on the globe is new to you if you haven’t seen it before. Travel offers infinite possibilities — not only to see, do … Continue reading

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A moment in time crashes into the now. . .

9-11-2014: A scheduled trip brought us to the airport just at the time a memorial service began — what an experience it was. Continue reading

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Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Armed Forces Day. They are, in a sense, the three-legged stool that anchors our union, much in the same way the three branches of government anchor its day-to-day operation. At least, that’s the way it’s supposed … Continue reading

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Some of my best friends are . . .

I have been thinking lately about that statement. No matter how you finish it off, it somehow sounds wrong, doesn’t it? So why do we keep repeating it? The only way, I think, that statement makes any sense, is if … Continue reading

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My backyard animal farm

There’s a possum in the yard! And at least one “family” of squirrels, a bunny who might have friends, redbirds and blue jays and a pair of large birds that look like cranes building a nest in a neighbor’s tree. … Continue reading

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Where’s my lightsaber?

Yes, I loved it! In 1977, I loved the first one. I have seen them all. What is it about Star Wars? There are more exciting stories, perhaps, but the thought of traveling to “a galaxy far, far away” never fails to … Continue reading

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