Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Gift of Gathering

Dear Reader: Family birthdays become more significant and more special as time goes by. We realize as we pose for pictures each year that the gift of gathering…the gift of life…is the most precious thing in the world. We also … Continue reading

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“There There…Everything is Going to Be All Right”

  Dear Reader: As I was finishing the mystery novel I told you about yesterday a phrase (that I had not heard in a long time) inadvertently came rushing back with childhood memories and loving feelings ┬áintact. The expression was … Continue reading

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Finding Our Way

Dear Reader: As I was watering all the flowers by the fence early yesterday morning…I felt like a proud parent…without even any lessons the morning glories knew how to intuitively start to climb the fence and when they had reached … Continue reading

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Painting Stories…the Chicken Man

Dear Reader: Isn’t it strange how we can become so accustomed to the sights around us (even in our own homes) that we soon neglect to really see what is there? That is what happened with this painting from the … Continue reading

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A Pause to Celebrate

Dear Reader: Something very special happened yesterday. The number of views hit a rather magical number: 100,000! After the rain shower late yesterday afternoon I was walking around the front yard a little after eight and suddenly the sun broke … Continue reading

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We Just Need to Do the Best We Can…

Dear Reader: Isn’t one of the hardest things we have to learn in this life is to withhold passing judgment on others? (I certainly plead guilty on this charge.) Maybe for a few minutes it makes us feel superior and … Continue reading

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“Make Today Ridiculously Amazing!”

Dear Reader: I have discovered that sometimes when we go to tell a story, another story decides to tell us. This is what happened recently. The compilation of stories that wanted to open their covers for the blog readers today … Continue reading

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