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A Mess of Beans and Memories

A couple of days ago I brought home some green beans from the market. They were local, fresh, and were a great price, 99 cents a pound, so I bagged up a ton of them, nearly five pounds. I like … Continue reading

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Memories of My Father

My father was a many-faceted man. An aeronautical engineer by trade, he was an artist and a poet at heart. He was well-read in the classics, including many of the Russian writers and could quote Dostoevsky and Tolstoy. His favorite … Continue reading

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Precious Cargo

Last night I had insomnia, and as I lay awake, I thought about the upcoming visit of my daughter and her family. That led my stream-of-consciousness mind to reminisce about last summer’s spectacular vacation when we rented a big house … Continue reading

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This Is No Joke

You know those lightbulb jokes that ask how many people of a certain group are needed to change a lightbulb? The punchline always targets a certain group and is usually derogatory. Well I have a slightly different version for you: … Continue reading

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My Grandpa Could Sing Like George Beverly Shea

George Beverly Shea died Tuesday at the age of 104.  Many of you have never heard of him, I’m sure, but I grew up listening to him sing gospel hymns in his booming baritone when he accompanied Billy Graham on … Continue reading

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Exhaustion

I am exhausted.  Totally.  Maybe it was staying up to midnight and beyond every night when my usual bedtime is 9:30.  But when you get to spend a week with your daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters having an X-Men marathon, binging … Continue reading

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Tested by Fire

We did not get to see our brand new great-nephew this past weekend because he had to go back to the hospital to be put under the bilirubin lights for a case of newborn jaundice, a common occurrence, but nonetheless … Continue reading

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