Category Archives: From Where I Live

Dear Trevor

  Santa Claus The North Pole   December, 2005 My Dear Trevor: As you know, it is a very hectic time of year for me. I got your Christmas wish list as well as your brother and sister’s.  I know … Continue reading

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Random Rainbows

I am trying to find the words to express a magic so ordinary and mundane that it make it all the more magical.   Sometimes the simplest moments are the most profound. If anyone is lucky enough to take it for … Continue reading

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MORE ODDITIES IN THE WILD WEST

Anyone who has crossed the Mississippi in the back of a sparkling 1965 (or earlier) station wagon with his or her multiple siblings playing car bingo has met one. I didn’t come to the awareness of the species until later … Continue reading

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The Clear View Behind

Just another round of errands driving around town. Another check yet again. Yes, it is still true. The back seat of my car is empty and we are heading home alone. This time, however, confirms the permanence of the clear … Continue reading

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Small Town Sports

Maybe it’s just me. Perhaps this happens in every town where there is a high school and high school sports teams. Helicopter parents aside, high school sports can make the political arena in Washington look like pikers. I have a … Continue reading

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Don’t Drink the Kool Aid

It has been “the best of times and the worst of times”. It has brought many important life lessons to our world. Honesty, integrity, and trusting in God, however you may perceive that source, have been the prevailing theme of … Continue reading

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Gifts from the Ashtray

In a recent blog, I mentioned the ashtray of our emotional garbage.  The residue that we allow to linger and grime up our lives.  If there were some kind of cosmic  “Spot Shot®’  that we could douse our lives and … Continue reading

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The Magic Drive In

Our daughter just turned 21 a bit ago. Seems like yesterday, but so does the day she was born…. She wanted a party. Okay. Unlike my birthdays as a kid, we have always strived to make our kids’ birthdays noteworthy. … Continue reading

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What to do? What to DO?

I have had an amazing and hectic week.  But a good one, nonetheless. I am still riding the high of a writer’s retreat I had the privilege of attending at the end of last month. THANK YOU, LAURA!   For … Continue reading

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The Ripple Effect Sometimes Takes Time…

I have been thinking a lot about ripples and butterflies. This is an odd thing to ponder since I now have to drive at least an hour to see significant amounts of water. It doesn’t include the little creek that … Continue reading

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