Monthly Archives: February 2019

“Geranium Power”

Dear Reader: Much needed God winks continue to blink, especially during these late winter dreary gray days with intermittent rain forthcoming. Compared to the weather around the rest of the nation ( snow blizzards, floods, droughts)  I know I should … Continue reading

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Most Change is Embraced Only in Hindsight

Dear Reader: Last Saturday Mandy, Eva Cate, Jake, and I played CandyLand. I must admit  it was the first board game I ever remember playing as a child. What I didn’t remember was the amount of drama  contained in the … Continue reading

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Lincoln’s Private War with Faith

Dear Reader: I always got tickled on President’s Day that the only two Presidents ever shown in the hallways at schools were Washington and Lincoln…and sadly for far too many public school students they were the only two they could … Continue reading

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Putting One’s Foot in One’s Mouth

  Dear Reader: I am sure most of us grew up hearing this expression and immediately recognize the meaning behind it. In the mid-20th century it was a popular joke to say “every time I open my mouth I put my … Continue reading

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Finding Our Own Place of Beauty

Dear Reader: Every time Carol and I taught a Social Studies workshop we reminded the teachers that there are four components of history: Place, Time, People, and Stories.….in that chronological order. Life, as we know it on earth, began with … Continue reading

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Getting Comfortable with “Plan B”

Dear Reader: I remember, some times in the past, longing to live in a world in which my plans could be made and carried out without a hitch or a detour on the first bat out…just knock that ball over … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Beauty Among Ordinary Things

Dear Reader: The middle of February and spring is not just peeking out…it is bursting out! I have to give it to old Phil…the groundhog…he might just be right this year. As I sat on the front porch steps Tuesday … Continue reading

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