Monthly Archives: July 2017

…”What Are We Busy About?”

Dear Reader: Last Wednesday, July 12, marked the 200th birthday of the naturalist/philosopher Henry David Thoreau. As part of the celebration remembrance, tours to his home and other places in his life are free to tourists. Most of us, from … Continue reading

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Rejoicing over the Dawning of a New Day

Dear Reader: Have you ever been reading a novel, suddenly stopped, put the book down, and then taken a few minutes to think about what you just read? This happened to me a couple of weeks ago…actually on July 4 … Continue reading

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Day by Day

Dear Reader: Many of you recognize these lyrics from the musical Godspell.¬†One of the reasons that I loved this song was that this stanza was repeated over and over in the song….getting louder or changing soloists…but the same refrain made … Continue reading

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Shadows, Shade and the Light Behind Them

  Dear Reader: Yesterday morning I woke up early and by 6:30 was up and at’em. I have been watering my neighbor Vickie’s grass and checking her mail since she went home to Wisconsin last week… so with the sun … Continue reading

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Who said What?

Dear Reader: I love quotes. Particularly when one thought just matches recent ideas flickering through my mind or just seem to appear at the right time like a newspaper horoscope or something…or perhaps a quotable GodWink. But lately I have … Continue reading

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God’s “Surcies’ to Us

Dear Reader: Isn’t it nice to know that in this life we get second chances to understand things… perhaps we never understood the first time around? It is similar to returning to a childhood home or your grandparents’ home that … Continue reading

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The Invisible Thread…

  Dear Reader: While cleaning out (yes, I am still at it!) my file cabinet filled with stacks of old worksheets I used when presenting social studies workshops (for so many years) I found a Chinese quote I had used … Continue reading

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