Category Archives: Tragedy and Triumph

I Eat Chia Seeds And I Know Things…

Well, I know “some” things. I know things about chia seeds and, because I love it so much, I know things about my family. But first, chia seeds… I confess, it took me a very long time to eat chia … Continue reading

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Ernie’s Escapades ~ A Washed Up Life

It’s been 4 weeks since I told you about my adventures in a business hotel with children. And though walking through a business hotel straddling a child on each hip with one of them being half-naked was quite an adventure, … Continue reading

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New Year, New Decade, New Faith!

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year! I wasn’t planning on writing a blog for today. We’ve been on vacation and, well, you know. I was going to wish you all a Happy New Year, tell you that I am very … Continue reading

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It’s A Wonderful Life ~ Jimmy Stewart in WWII

Like a lot of people right around Christmas time, I love to watch It’s a Wonderful Life.  Recently, I read this article and saw that movie in a whole new light. It’s a wonderful article. I hope you enjoy it! … Continue reading

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“Angel In The Rubble” ~ A Tribute

I remember… I remember walking my dog that morning and thinking it was very quiet. There were familiar sounds missing, but I couldn’t think of what they were exactly, so I moved on with my day. I remember I went … Continue reading

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Change is Here to Stay

One thing we can always count on, besides death and taxes, is change. Change is a constant (how’s that for an oxymoron?) in all of our lives; and in most of our minds, most of the time, “change” is negative. … Continue reading

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Where is Your Eternity?

Eternity. All of us will experience it in some form, and most of us are totally oblivious to its existence. We live our lives like this is all there is. But, is it? I believe that within all of us … Continue reading

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Where Do You Think You’re Going?

When I was a teenager, this is a question my parents, particularly my Mom, used to ask me. When asked it sounded something like this, “Where do you think you’re going”? The inference was that either a.) I was not … Continue reading

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Courage

Remember the Cowardly Lion? “What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on a ship to wave? Courage! What makes the elephant charge his tusk in the misty mist or the dusky dusk? Courage! What … Continue reading

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Irma

  We visited Irma last May. She was very hospitable. Like most Italian ladies she made sure we were well fed and cared for while in her home. She’s always been that way. I remember as a little girl loving … Continue reading

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