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Magic

We spent last week camping in southern Utah and took our time, ooh-ing and aah-ing over the magnificent parklands.  Our campground had an outdoor sink that was designed for washing dishes and one evening,...

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Wear the Pink Coat

Yesterday — in the middle of April, the week before Easter — I woke up to a blizzard.  The snow didn’t last even half the day but it reminded me of an Easter when...

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What, Me Worry??

There are a lot of things going on in the world right now that seem worry-worthy and I know I’m not alone in feeling this.  One of my friends has come up with a...

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Share and Share Alike

I got word the night before last, that a high school friend of mine had suddenly and unexpectedly been found dead.  I hadn’t seen her since I was back in the Midwest last September...

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The Wonder of Underwear

Several years ago, we rented a cabin instead of going camping for our annual family vacation. One of my grandsons, who was four at the time, got up early and decided to go for...

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Honesty

I’m reading “Cloister Walk”, a collection of essays by Kathleen Norris, written during the time she spent living in a Benedictine monastery. The book is insightful and interesting and offers some nice tools for...

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Love and Fear

If I remember correctly and am allowed to oversimplify, one of the guiding principles behind “A Course in Miracles” is that pretty much everything in our lives is based on on either love or...

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Bending Fenders

Every time we get a new car — and thankfully, that doesn’t happen often — it’s just a matter of time before I back into something with it.  It could be a fence post,...

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Shreds of Evidence

I love this time of year.  It’s when I get to go through the file cabinets and shred old tax forms and other documents that are beyond their need-to-keep time. I like getting rid of...

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Car 54, Where Are You?

Twenty years ago we reluctantly gave up our Volkswagen Vanagon and sacrificed part of our self image along with the car that we loved so dearly. It needed just too much engine work to...

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