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Christmas, 2011

  Here it is, the ending of 2011. A lot has happened in our family life. Without trying to prioritize one event over another, we would all agree that perhaps the most enjoyable has been the birth of new life. Along with the joy there have been moments of anguish, sadness and dismay. All in…

What Is Christmas All About?

It seems that we hear it often, but really pay no attention to the words. Interviewers, parents, teachers, neighbors… one and all, are trying to find the words to spell out the meaning of this season with phrases that all can “buy” into without using the words that we all grew up with. “Happy Holidays”…

Purls of Wisdom

Okay…. Okay… So. I happen to know it is not really spelled this way. Okay? But what can you do when your first grandchild is placed into your hands whose middle name is spelled P-U-R-L? You love her with all your heart and whisper, “It’s not your fault! Blame your parents!” Okay.. Okay.. I did…

What a week!

This has been a very busy week, yet I am finding time to write a few minutes… A few minutes I think is important. 1. This past week was the final week of class for two sections I am teaching. Though the week was okay for me, I know it was a tough week for…

The Choicest Fruit

As a young man I worked at a grocery store. A jack-of-all departments, I spent time doing a little bit of everything – including working in the produce department. Today, even as back then, I like to watch people try to select the most perfect piece of fruit. Watermelons get thumped, apples get smelled, grapes…