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Preciousness of life

Sometimes the world seems like a dismal place, a sorrowful place, a filled-with-suffering place. Tornados roar and hundreds die.  Wars gun down thousands.  Hurricanes strike.  Earthquakes rumble and swallow.  We humans bemoan health care or politics or dozens of other … Continue reading

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Honey, Red Ginseng Tea and Shadows

Chris, the package arrived.  You did good.  None of the jars of honey broke in the mail. Thanks for sending them home for us. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wouldn’t let them on our carry-on luggage.  We might mix the … Continue reading

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“You have to eat sardines like crazy to get enough feet!”

I visited my friend Doris last week.  We chatted around her kitchen table, drinking coffee and nibbling on homemade jelly roll (made with delicious strawberry jam). Her husband, Howard, (remember his previous photo in this blog?  Click here if you don’t … Continue reading

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The kindness of friends, family & blog-readers makes me cry…

I am amazed that so much kindness exists in the world.  So much giving.  So much opening the hands and heart…so much outpouring of love and friendship and joy into a world that sometimes seems too cruel, too violent, too … Continue reading

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Ode to Fountainpen

How many of us have sat enthralled with a fountain pen in hand, watching the ink flow from the metal nib of the exquisite pen?  How fancy our writing seemed, didn’t it?  Like authors from another era we wanted our … Continue reading

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