Monthly Archives: December 2019

“Hindsight is 20/20” as We Enter 2020!

Dear Reader: Before Anne left for Florida with family for the holidays she had made a connection that she thought I would have fun with as a post introducing the new year. She was right…a great early Christmas present. I … Continue reading

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“Just Five More Minutes…Please?”

Dear Reader: How many of us remember as children playing the “Just five more minutes, please?” card each day, normally before a nap and/or especially bedtime…since children dismiss sleep, nonchalantly, in their tiny world…caught up in whatever passion or interest … Continue reading

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Tired of My Company-Meaning Me!

Dear Reader: Usually me, myself, and I get along pretty well. I actually kind of like myself after all these years (forgive the pun but I have grown accustomed to myself). I am not as hard on myself as I … Continue reading

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The Thin Veil Between Joy and Happiness, Sadness and Sorrow

Dear Reader: *I wish I could say this was a personal photo of my Sammy who came to visit me yesterday (Cindy Ashley sent it) but Cindy you were actually very close to what happened. (*I had forgotten to put … Continue reading

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Days of Rest and Refuge

Dear Reader: After all these years there are two types of Christmas decorators…the one that put their tree up the day after Thanksgiving and bring it down (yesterday) the day after Christmas. For you yesterday was not a day of rest … Continue reading

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Christmas Isn’t about Fulfillment… But It’s a Starting Point

Dear Reader: As darkness descended Christmas night and crowds of neighbors’ families/friends left with cars moving in and out on our usual quiet little road…it was evident Christmas was ending…I knew it was time to reflect on Christmas 2019. John … Continue reading

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Ornaments and Christmas Memories

Dear Reader: This year (for the annual Christmas Eve story at my church) I adapted the last short story my friend and author, Gloria Houston, wrote as part of a Christmas anthology she was asked (by an editor) to participate … Continue reading

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