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Traffic Jam Jammin

Sitting in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the Friday of Memorial Day weekend, I looked around me. It was 5:30 pm and some cars, like mine, were just trying to get home from a normal day’s work. Others, like the car in … Continue reading

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Surviving Summer, 70s Style

A friend of Jake’s got a minor burn, while working on an engineering project in our backyard yesterday. As his pointer finger developed a small blister, Joe provided burn cream and band aids and, in a show of support, Joe … Continue reading

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For Whom the Bell Tolls

“When I was your age, I walked to school everyday.  And it was two miles away!” – pretty much any grandparent, spoken to pretty much anyone younger We all have heard our elders tell the tale of how much harder … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Do?

This week, the United Methodist Church made a loud and clear statement. After a contentious vote at a special conference in St. Louis, they voted to prohibit same-sex marriage in their churches and by their clergy, and to prevent homosexuals … Continue reading

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Disaster Prep and Facing Suburban Wildlife

During our staff meeting, nurse practitioner Karen reviewed a twelve week plan to prepare our homes for weather emergencies and natural disasters. The two-paged brochure advised stockpiling canned goods and communicating a clear plan to family about what to do … Continue reading

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Put Your Potatoes In

“Put your potatoes in,” 8 year old Susie yelled enthusiastically, and held out a single fist, knuckles to the side. We formed a quick circle around her, in just a few seconds, and each of us pushed two balled up, … Continue reading

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The Reluctant Artist

On that day, a few years ago, the Sunday School kids each were each looking down at a piece of watercolor paper. They each had a supply of pastels and crayons and watercolor paints at their ready and a plastic … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Stars

The boy, about 10, was clearly excited.  He was walking in front of us, alongside his father, as we entered the exhibit on space travel at the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum. My husband and I, and our son Jake, … Continue reading

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Out With the Old?

“We are not makers of history. We are made by history.”   – Martin Luther King Jr. “The church, on my corner, was built in 1922. Due to recent changes in leadership at my ninety six year old church, things are being … Continue reading

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Is It Bread, or Is It Pudding?

The leftover rolls from Christmas dinner would not fit in my freezer, no matter how much rearranging I did . There were only two choices. The trash…..or bread pudding. Joe loved my mother’s bread pudding and repeated the same query … Continue reading

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