Category Archives: Family

Laughter to Lift the Spirits

Have you laughed enough lately? In challenging times, it’s hard to find humor. Gallows humor maybe, but side splitting laughter escapes me in the wake of Las Vegas and the California wildfires. The gravity of the tragedies sucks the air … Continue reading

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Disheartened

I walk my two dogs every day and my Weimaraner is relentless in his search for a slow reacting lizard. We have a new batch of babies. They’re an inch long and they like to sleep on the sidewalks. I’d … Continue reading

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End the Violence

I woke this morning to the news of the Las Vegas shootings. My heart breaks for those who lost loved ones, were injured, or those scarred by the ordeal. I turn within and I pray for peace and healing. Anger … Continue reading

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Kneel or Stand It’s Your Right

The First Amendment guarantees ever citizen of the United States freedom of speech. Nowhere is it written or implied the speech be agreeable to all. The right to peaceable express opinions is inherent in the Frist Amendment. A right I … Continue reading

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Hand in Hand Telethon

The telethon raised 44 million dollars and counting. Thank you, America. This is the country I love. We show up for each other when the need is great. The need is dire after hurricane Harvey and Irma. There is no … Continue reading

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Where Were You on 9/11

September 11, a day no American will ever forget. Days like November 22, 1963 president Kennedy and April 4, 1968 Martin Luther King. The list never ends. No date in the history of our nation have so many citizens lost … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I adopted my daughter at forty, she a mere month old. The second of seven children, I thought I understood everything on an infant’s first year. Upon reflection infancy remains the easy part. The teenage age years were no walk … Continue reading

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What the World Needs

  Thich Nhat Hanh tells a story about refugees trying to escape in rickety, small boats. The boats weren’t sea worthy, and the area besieged by storms and pirates. He states, “If everyone panicked, the boat would capsize. If only … Continue reading

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Are You Living An Inspired Life?

  Baruch Spinoza an eighteenth-century philosopher suggested people need to ask themselves three questions every day for a month. The first, “Who or what inspired me today” I’ll try to answer the question and I’ll save the others for another … Continue reading

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A Life that Works

Five things make my life better. My faith in something bigger, kinder, and gentler in the universe. Laughter, sidesplitting laughter. Music which inspires the soul. Animals and their unconditional love and silly antics. Lastly, nature in all her glory. I … Continue reading

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