Category Archives: Life in these times

Shall We Be Polite or Shall We Fight?

If you have siblings, no doubt you have been told by your parents or grandparents to play nice and get along. My grandmother, whom we called Nana, used to say to my older brothers: “Now boys, it is too nice … Continue reading

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The Stench

It is Tuesday afternoon, I’ve had a bad headache all day, and it seems a good time to begin an article that came into my thoughts yesterday. It was then that I read an interesting blog post called The Stench … Continue reading

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When a Warrior is Needed

As a kid, I was never a girly-girl. I was a tom-girl who didn’t have much patience for a lot of fluff. I was indifferent to painted nails but loved adventures.  I was impatient with those silly pictures of guardian … Continue reading

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Inheriting Treasure

Would you explain to me why some people want everything to be new? I have never understood that. Why would you want the things you buy to be just like what your neighbor has? I am sometimes asked why I … Continue reading

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Burned Palms and Crazy People

Life is weird and so are most of the people I know.  I guess I gravitate toward people who are, as my dear brother David used to say, “a little out of round.”  The ones who are perfectly situated in … Continue reading

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On the Desire that Friends Should Meet . . .

Ever since I first left home for college, I have had a recurring desire: that friends dear to me from one setting should meet friends dear to me from another. When I made friends in college, I well remember fervently … Continue reading

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Civil Political Discourse

I am not a young thing anymore nor am I naive. I have lived long enough to have seen dirty tricks in politics, in government and in political life in America. That being said, I do not remember a more … Continue reading

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