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584 Songs Later

My mother had seven brothers. She was the only girl. They all grew up in a small Minnesota farm town in the twenties and thirties of the last century, where Grandpa was one of the big cheeses in town. I … 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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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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Getting the Picture

In a moment of reflection and a struggle to get organized (really?), I spent most of the day going through my dropbox and reorienting my photos.  2013 was fraught with tension, politics, injustice and stress.  It seems that bad guys … Continue reading

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Landing the Chopper

I have just returned from a whirlwind trip to visit colleges with one of my sons.   He wants to return to his birth state and always has.  It is not that he hasn’t found happiness and friends here; he … 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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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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The Four Corner Roommates

We recently attended the wedding of a son of my husband’s college roommate. As our children mature, it is the new occasion to reunite.  Affording us the third such joyous occasion in as many years, it was special in many … 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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