Monthly Archives: January 2015

Turning Negatives into Positive Joys

Dear Reader: Isn’t this picture beautiful? It almost looks like a negative with light shining through it. Last Sunday evening Walsh and Mollie had the family over for a get-together. It has been awhile since we did so… Walsh, Mollie, … Continue reading

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“Each Child You Encounter is a Divine Appointment”

Dear Reader: When I taught middle school and would tell someone what I did for a living…usually a look of sheer horror would cross their face…middle school! Are you crazy! The worst age possible! Since my first teaching job (right … Continue reading

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Stop…Rest…Reflect

Dear Reader: I remember the first time before entering St. Jude’s Chapel of Hope…stopping to read the scripture outside the entrance (one of my favorite verses…and as I recall, Pap, yours too.) It was the Welcome sign “Everyone Welcome” however, … Continue reading

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THE DAY SCHEHERAZADE WENT DOWN….

Dear Reader: What a day May 29, 2013 was…a day that I honestly didn’t know would ever come to fruition! It was the day I told the 1002nd blog story to beat the famed Scheherazade and her 1001 stories in … Continue reading

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Catching Up with the Past…

Dear Reader: It was time to “clean house” and Saturdays are notorious for just these types of chores…except in this case…”cleaning house” was my blog format. On the right hand column of the blog…were certain links that lead to nowhere. … Continue reading

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On the Sunny Side of the Street…

Dear Reader: I sincerely hope that we all wake up to sun today…as the weathermen (women) have promised…and we can actually walk on the real sunny side of the street. When Anne and I met at Oscars Wednesday for lunch…a fair … Continue reading

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Feeling a Little Unsettled? Good!

Dear Reader: Lately on the local weather reports…I have heard the term “unsettled” ad nauseum. I feel like yelling back at the television “Enough of this unsettled weather….Get settled… and bring the sun back while you are at it!” When … Continue reading

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A Rose of Peace…

Dear Reader: I enjoyed the rainy Monday to catch up on some reading…and once I did I started skimming through the Chicken Soup for the Gardener’s Soul book. I enjoy the short stories about so many different flowers, plants, and … Continue reading

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I Wonder as I Winter…

Dear Reader: One rarely hears “winter” used outside of a noun…especially as a verb. When we do…it usually has to do with wealthy “migratory” families and migratory animals…as in these samples: Henry Flager (Standard Oil) and his family began to … Continue reading

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A Band-Aid of Flowers for the Soul

Dear Reader: The third amaryllis bloomed yesterday on a cloudy Sunday morning. It brought sunshine into an  (otherwise) rather gloomy, shadowy surrounding…it “restored my soul”…”my cup runneth over.” What makes it even more special is that there are three more … Continue reading

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