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Experts

“An expert is just someone from the next village.”  That’s what a friend of mine says. Maybe — but I need one. I was never meant for tech work, all I wanted to do...

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Three Squares

It’s not uncommon around our house to open a container of juice or milk and find about three tablespoons of liquid left in the carton.  Or to grab a bag of pretzels or chips...

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Brother, Can You Spare an Engine

After suffering through a couple of breakdowns while traveling with their Volkswagen van, our friends in Texas began carrying a spare engine around in the back of their vehicle.  I’m not kidding.  It’s one...

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Ending Hunger

I like giving to the charities of my choice. I am not as fond however, of the solicitations that happen at store check out stands.  At one place I am asked on the card...

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Connections

Sometimes I feel an intense connection and find myself strongly drawn to a person for no apparent reason.  There is a woman several years older than I am for whom I feel great warmth...

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Sprinting

A friend who is going through a difficult time and whose way will probably not be easier for a while, expressed her difficulty with her situation by saying she is by nature a sprinter,...

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Stardust

Mother’s Day, and what would have been my mother’s birthday a few days ago, have made me more mindful than usual of her lately.  I remember asking my mother, when I was fourteen and...

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Old Women

May 14th was my mother’s birthday. Were she still living, she would be 105 years old.  That sounds ancient to me, yet my husband’s mother recently turned 100 and remains strong physically.  My growing-up...

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Pet Cemetery

There’s a pet cemetery a few miles up the road from our house.  It’s not of the Stephen King variety and nothing is scary or supernatural about the place — it’s a lovely peaceful...

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All That Jazz

The other night I went to hear a jazz group.  A Seattle based community jazz band called the Mood Swings teamed up with a group of sixth graders over there.  They had practiced separately...

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