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The Flower Begins to Blossom

Once a week I help a young Vietnamese woman learn English.  She comes to my house, and we work and talk for nearly two hours every Wednesday afternoon.  She has been in this country for two years now, but since … Continue reading

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Cultural Literacy

Every morning when the newspaper comes, my dear husband always hands me the most important section first:  the comics.  One of my favorite comic strips is one called Zits, about the life and trials of raising a teenage boy.  A … Continue reading

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Role Reversal

My father was a brilliant man, a mathematician, an aeronautical engineer who was head of the team who designed the airframe of the Blackhawk helicopter. I remember cocktail parties at our house, my brother and I sneaking halfway down the … 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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Better Than Supermarket Tabloids

We live in a nation of dummies and idiots.  I know this is so because of the plethora of “Dummies” and “Idiots” guides on the bookshelves.  Apparently, we can’t recognize such things as basic emotions or how a guitar works … Continue reading

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A Well-Learned Lesson

Last week I posted a letter I would have liked to have sent to my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Zunker.  We all have teachers we loved and whose memory and lessons were sweetly remembered.  Unfortunately, most of us have also had … Continue reading

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My New Best Friend

Since I retired, the library has become my best friend, figuratively speaking, of course.  Not knowing what to do with my freedom, I headed to the library in hopes that it would entertain me, help me discover hidden talents, and … Continue reading

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