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A Child’s View of Death

Years ago while we were visiting my family, my mother headed downtown to get her mail at the post office.  My middle son who was four, decided to walk along and when they got...

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A Brown Dog

  My dog and I serendipitously found one another eight years ago through the PetFinder website.  Cinnamon is amazingly affectionate and devoted, with a sweet and gentle nature — though admittedly at times she...

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Saving Time

The time change twice a year always throw me for a loop.  On one end, getting up when it’s still dark in the morning is difficult — and on the other end of the...

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Pretend

Yesterday I read an interview with an author who praised the art of pretense.  Not pretending to be someone you aren’t — pretending to be capable and competent when you feel just the opposite....

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There Are No Words

My Spanish teacher is incorporating lots of conversation into our class and it’s fun, though often the things we say are truly laughable.  We did some role playing, learning to make travel plans, and...

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Traveling Angels

When the sun is shining, angels are traveling.  I don’t know the origin of the expression but I loved the sound of it when someone told it to me.  Of course, it didn’t hurt...

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Them Bones, Them Bones

It rained on and off for two days — good long soaking rains — and after the horrifically hot summer and so many deadly, scorching fires here in the Northwest, it was lovely.  I...

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Little Book Lost

I got an email from the library yesterday morning, saying that I had had a particular book for so long that it now was listed as missing.  The library sends a cautionary email a...

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School Supplies

At the start of the school year I happened to be in an office supply store and saw a woman buying a large stack of black and white composition notebooks.  They were on sale...

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