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From Where I Sit: Here comes a parade of patriotic holidays
Monday Jun 03 2013
We just had a holiday last week called “Memorial Day.” Even though this holiday came about to honor the war dead, it has all too often lost its connection to any patrio ...
From Where I Sit: Writing is such sweet sorrow
Wednesday May 29 2013
Someone recently asked what some of my hobbies were, and the answer wasn’t very thrilling – reading and writing. Other pursuits figure in but these are two that are esp ...
From Where I Sit: Another television show bites the dust
Friday May 24 2013
A few years ago we stopped receiving all cable channels and now only have the three major networks, PBS and a stray station or two. For me, television was quickly becoming a major ...
From Where I Sit: Life and death in our yard
Monday May 13 2013
Birds did not fare well around our house last week. First of all, the neighborhood cat decided to bring us a prize at the back porch. From what I could tell, it used to be a bluebi ...
From Where I Sit: Healthy choices lead to healthy lifestyle
Monday May 06 2013
Old habits die hard. When you have been doing something for 20 or 30 years or more, it is difficult, almost impossible, to stop. I remember when I had driven a manual transmission ...
From Where I Sit: Pondering sweet 16
Monday Apr 15 2013
Do you remember 16? For me it was 1975-76. It feels like an entirely different era and surely it was exactly that. My 16th birthday was on a Sunday. In my diary I wrote about goin ...
From Where I Sit: Baseball cards are not just for kids
Monday Mar 18 2013
One of the first steps out of a problem is realizing that you have one. I thought the chains were broken, but here lately, just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in and i ...
From Where I Sit: Prayer is as natural as breathing
Monday Feb 25 2013
Someone once defined prayer as “the verbal part of our relationship with God.” Like most definitions, it is not intended to say all that there is to say about the subje ...
From Where I Sit: I read the news today, oh boy
Monday Feb 18 2013
The news came out this week that the Post Office will discontinue Saturday delivery in August. It is just another step into the future and away from what used to make up life in ou ...
From Where I Sit: This year's Super Bowl will be a game that can't lose
Tuesday Jan 29 2013
I took a brief walk around the block before sitting down to write a bit. It was my kind of night – a little bit of fog, a little bit of mist. It suits a depressive personalit ...
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