Monthly Archives: November 2012

It’s Magic!

Friday evening after Thanksgiving, when we were all sick of turkey and stuffing and yet somehow hungry again,  we ventured to the local burger and beer restaurant near the house.  As we were enjoying our last night together with stories … Continue reading

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A Quarter of a Century Ago

It was the middle of the night.  Of course- do women ever go into labor at a convenient time?  But it was too early; I was barely thirty five weeks pregnant and  the doctor had already stopped labor once a … Continue reading

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What If?

Here’s a good game to play when you are alone:  think back on your life and the paths it has taken so far, and try to imagine what your life might be like now had you made different choices.  We … Continue reading

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Nature vs. Nurture

Was I born this way, or was I hammered out by the experiences I have lived through?  This is a question that has been argued for over a hundred years, and the debate was modernized by Charles Darwin’s cousin Francis … Continue reading

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Piece of My Heart

Somewhere out there we have a daughter and a son who would be in their late twenties.  They were ours for a few short months and the truth is they were so young they would not even remember us.  But … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. – William Jennings Bryan In ten days, Thanksgiving will be gobbling at my door.  I know everyone says that time goes zooming by, but this is a bit ridiculous- it completely boggles my … Continue reading

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What’s in a Life

You know that young man in scrubs with the ID tag clipped to his pocket at the grocery store in front of you in line?  The elderly woman walking very slowly but with great dignity down the block? The jogger … Continue reading

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