Monthly Archives: October 2010

Maybe You Should Rethink This, God

Once a week I babysit for an adorable two-year-old.  I enjoy her immensely, especially since I am not responsible for raising her, putting braces on her teeth, buying her a car, or sending her to college.  Her four-year-old sister comes … Continue reading

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Putting Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

“God loves you.  Jesus is our only hope,” a tall, angular woman said to me as I was walking on First Landing Beach the other day.  She had a sweet smile on her face, but her eyes seemed vacant, making … Continue reading

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How Quickly We Forget

I have been retired for two years now after many years as a classroom teacher and academic dean.  Though I am thoroughly enjoying not having the responsibility of grading and test scores, I miss being with the children.  This week … Continue reading

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There Are No Do-Overs in Parenting

I’ve been visiting my daughter for close to a week now, watching her interact with my two beautiful granddaughters who are eight and twelve, and I’m a little hurt she hasn’t asked for my advice on raising children.  After all, … Continue reading

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“Without bread, all is misery.” (William Corbett)

I am a petite woman with some zaftig woman’s belly that has taken up residence in my body.  I walk everywhere, work out at the Y three times a week using the weight machines and the elliptical, pedal my way from … Continue reading

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Searching for America

Last week my brother and sister-in-law returned from Germany after two weeks of visiting friends, seeing the Passion Play at Oberammergau, and enjoying Octoberfest.  We visited them the weekend they returned, and they spoke of how well-built the German homes … Continue reading

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Quieting My Monkey Mind

I must have just emerged from the Dark Ages because I did not know what chi is.  It was explained to me as the energy of life that flows through all natural things.  A mental image comes to mind of … Continue reading

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