Author Archives: Casey Knight

About Casey Knight

Professor, author, mother, and nature lover.

What are you grateful for today?

Every morning before rising I thank God for my health, my home, my boys (dogs), family, friends both old/new and I pray for people facing challenges. No matter what my day looks like I know I’m blessed. Over the years … Continue reading

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The World Needs to Think Big

Sunday our minister gave us each a small brown box tied with string upon leaving the service. A reminder to think big not small. The notion isn’t complicated but using the concept on modern day issues takes imagination. For example, … Continue reading

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Bait and Switch

Have you ever bought a new car for the price on the sticker only to find you paid thousands more to drive it off the lot? I’m a direct person. Give me the price and I’ll decide to take it … Continue reading

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Just A Dog Thank God

Today I woke to the news friends had to put their beloved dog down. Ask any dog lover and they’ll tell you it’s one of the hardest things to do. If you are someone who thinks it’s just a dog, … Continue reading

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What the World Needs Now

Gandhi advised, “Be truthful, gentle and fearless.” His wise words are what the world needs. Waking up to headlines on Syrian gas attacks, the hockey team killed in Canada, a world a wash in violence and sadness. If I’m being … Continue reading

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Irish Wit and Wisdom

The Irish have many wonderful blessings. Humorous, profane, and wise. “It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose”. “All the world’s a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed,” by Sean O’Casey. One of my favorites is, … Continue reading

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Automated Service Hell

Customer Service Devil Animated help is anything but, taking the customer service out of the experience. Have you ever called a phone company and got the animated voice offering to solve all your problems? I quaran-damn-tee you it will have … Continue reading

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What Made You Smile Today?

What brought you happiness today? If you are one of the millions with broken brackets, it’s not March Madness. Unless you are an alum of UMBC and their fiery little nun. Don’t get me wrong, I love an underdog and … Continue reading

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What I Meant to Say

Listening to the lyrics to a song today I reflected on the refrain. The song was “What I Meant to Say, by Wade Hayes.” I was struck by the idea of what I meant to say. How many times have … Continue reading

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Stop the Madness

I find it comforting to turn to the wisdom of the past when the insanity of the present makes no sense. The Roman politician and orator Cicero had a keen intellect. His no nonsense statements make me smile. We need … Continue reading

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