my favorite day

We spent eleven full days visiting our son and his family in North Carolina.  Any one of those days could easily be considered a favorite.  We're not hard to please... just sitting around drinking coffee qualifies.  Did the occasional afternoon nap qualify?  Yes.  Yes it did. Fortunately we share a fondness for haunting antique shops, …

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good people

At a stop light in Corydon, Indiana, a young man jumps out of his pick-up truck and runs behind ours.  Before we can even think what's happening... "your gas cap was off", he yells with a smile and thumbs up as he jumps back into his truck... Young people learning summer jobs at the KOA …

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at home wherever you roam

In spite of the fact I can hardly wait to go places and have new experiences... it is often done with much gritting of teeth and stifled discomfort.  Doesn't make sense, does it? I want to go, but I want to stay.  I want to experience new, but I love the familiar.  I want to …

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there is more

There's a reason I'd never be a good reporter or travel writer. It's because I am a slow processor.  I'm a ponderer.  A million sights, sounds and experiences mill around in my head.  They marinate there until they can be processed through the heart and out onto paper (or screen). I planned to blog on …

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our yes and our no

I have said "no" when it was clearly the right thing.  I've also said "yes" to what should have been a clear "no" believing I could make it work anyway...with varying results. I've said "yes" when it was clearly the right thing.  I've also said "no" to what should have been a clear "yes" believing …

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on right timing and right people

My Dad died on May 1st. I made, as they say, "final arrangements" for him on May 3rd.  And walked out of the funeral home with a veteran's flag and his wedding ring. It didn't feel like a fair exchange.  Not fair at all. My Dad was a good man and there is much I'd …

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how faith and politics can come together

Judas betrayed Jesus. Jesus was crucified. Judas hung himself. And the 12 apostles became 11. How confused and overwhelmed they must have been.  For three years Judas had eaten with them, slept with them, traveled with them, watched Jesus walk on water with them. How could he do this thing? As they waited and wondered …

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