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Seven Simple Words

My mom passed away 6 months ago today. I miss her every day. There are traces and reminders of her everywhere in my world. Why wouldn’t there be? She was an integral part of my life for over 65 years. … Continue reading

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Closing the door

We all open and close doors every day: doors to our house or apartment, garage doors, office doors, classroom doors, bathroom doors, bedroom doors, car doors … on and on. Like everyone, I opened and closed a lot of doors today, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and a Cup of Coffee

The other day I was a jerk! I didn’t plan to be. I didn’t want to be. But I was. I behaved badly to say the least. I was in pain, as often seems to be the case when our good … Continue reading

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A Walk to Remember

Yesterday I went for a walk with my 17 month old granddaughter, Madison Joy. It was a walk to remember. Basically, Maddie set the course and I followed – keeping watch. She toddled around observing the big wide world  and experimenting with her place in it. … Continue reading

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What’s the big take-away?

This past weekend Peter and I attended a beautiful memorial service for a friend and peer whose life was invaded by cancer. It’s the third such event we’ve been to in the last year. When anyone, but especially when someone in my circle … Continue reading

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The Day I Almost Burned the House Down

Eight eggs, a pot of water and a stove burner turned on high. Let me tell you a story. Yesterday I was multi-tasking, as I often do. It was the middle of the afternoon. I had been out all morning, … Continue reading

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Catching Fire

Over the holidays Peter and I went on a date with our daughter, Bethany. Our choice was to see the movie “Catching Fire”, the second story in the Hunger Games trilogy. We were not disappointed. It was exciting, thought-provoking, tearful/happy … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Song

My eldest son, Joe, married the love of his life and his best friend last weekend.  What a beautiful and heart-felt service! When two people in love exchange their pledges of life-long faithfulness with tear-filled eyes and voices broken with … Continue reading

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W5

W5 is a Canadian news magazine television series produced by CTV. The title refers to the five W’s of journalism: Who, What, Where, When and Why?  W5  is recognized as the longest-running news magazine/documentary program in North America and the … Continue reading

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Got the Gimmes?

When our kids were little we used to read them a book called “The Berenstein Bears Get the Gimmes”. Brother and Sister Bear had it bad – whenever their grandparents came to visit the first thing the cubs would ask … Continue reading

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