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That’s Hilarious…..and Important

A few days ago I had the privilege of speaking with a most delightful fellow on the phone.  My little nephew, who just turned four, woke up from his nap and came in the room where my brother was on the phone with me.  The miles divide, but the heart does not.  Thankfully so.  When… Continue reading That’s Hilarious…..and Important

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Truth

I took one of those quizzes like you do that spins a little circle around and then somehow reads the very depths of your soul and comes up with an answer to an intriguing question in thirty seconds or less. Ahem. The question was "What is your word for 2016?"  I took it, shrugging and… Continue reading Truth

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What Babies Do Know That We’ve Forgotten

This morning I was trying to *ahem* encourage Cooter, my seven-year old, to buckle down and get started on his math.  He wasn't in the mood for math or a pep talk today.  He moaned and went prostrate across the stools at the counter. "Ohhhh, I wish we knew everything already when we were babies,"… Continue reading What Babies Do Know That We’ve Forgotten

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Love Will Keep Us Together

Do any of you remember the song by the Captain and Tennille, written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, "Love Will Keep Us Together?" Yeah. I was so sad when I heard recently that they were divorcing.  Not that I know them personally.  It's just a hard thing to go through, no matter what the… Continue reading Love Will Keep Us Together

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Nary a Waste

The past few mornings, Miss Sophie has arisen a little earlier than usual.  I don't know how to figure it, but I keep blaming it on the time change.  Why not?  It's an easy target and everyone else is doing it, right? So she and I walk in the quiet morning air, breathing deeply as… Continue reading Nary a Waste

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On the Road Past Devastation

Yesterday I drove on roads that serve as the backdrop for both my childhood and my previous life.  As I drove by the long road that leads to my Granny's house I heard the echoes of voices from the past--my cousins, my grandparents, my aunts and uncles, my folks.  As the car whizzed by, I… Continue reading On the Road Past Devastation