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Uncle Sam Wants Me??

The other day I remembered a little song we used to sing as kids:  “You’re in the army now, you’re not behind the plow. You’ll never get rich, by digging a ditch.  You’re in...

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A Day of Unity

  This past weekend, I walked in the Women’s March. I live in the very eastern part of Washington State — far from the Seattle side, which is more progressive — so I was...

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доброе утро

We have a significant number of eastern European immigrants in this area and several families from the Ukraine live in my immediate neighborhood. From the beginning, the kids were friendly and outgoing and spoke...

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It Ain’t Necessarily So

Last fall in Florida, I sat and watched three people on the beach. A man and woman who appeared to be in their mid sixties supported a very frail, elderly woman between them as...

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It’s a New Year

I’ve had a couple of people ask why my blog posts halted and I have to admit, my first reaction was delight — delight, that they noticed! Something happened with WordPress, the website that...

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Speed Zone Ahead

I was stopped for speeding while driving in Montana. This is pretty impressive because until not many years ago, there was no speed limit in that state. “Reasonable and Prudent”, was the official guideline....

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It was while watching the Amazon series “Transparent” that I first heard of Tzadikim Nistarim.  It’s from the Talmud and I wasn’t familiar with it — much less able to pronounce it — so...

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Reverse Logic

A while ago I wrote about the difficulty I was having, learning to back up our small trailer.  On a recent trip, we stopped at an Amish roadside stand in western Minnesota and while...

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New Shoes

I have loved shoes for as long as I can remember but didn’t think I had a problem until one day my husband casually referred to me as “Imelda” — as in Imelda Marcos, the...

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Saving

I spent this past week cleaning out my husband’s mother’s condo.  Like so many people of that era, she rarely threw anything away and I doggedly faced closets filled with shelves of saved grocery...

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