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Our dog Jack

Our white puppy Jack grew to the size of a small pony. An over-sized mixed-breed collie, he had a head as broad as a St. Bernard and long shaggy hair. My brothers, sisters and I liked him, and he liked … Continue reading

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Lizard in the Band-Aid Box

In a box of odds and ends at the estate sale I spied an old, metal Band-aid box with a hinged lid that snapped shut. I hadn’t seen one in a while. It brought back childhood memories of well used … Continue reading

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Touched by a teacher

As the school year winds down to an end, former students recall certain teachers. As adults these men and women are still especially impressed with the expectations of some teachers. Too many times in the midst of all the paperwork, … Continue reading

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When you really need a friend

Three years after returning home, feeling confident and involved with the church men again, Ted realized keeping his condition a secret magnified the stigma. “My symptoms haven’t changed, but my attitude toward them has,” he said. It was time to … Continue reading

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No sugar for me

I shouldn’t have said it, but I did. I told my daughter. “I need to cut back on sugar, and I will … right after Easter.” I said it before I left to go supervise the St. Louis grandchildren and … Continue reading

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Misophonia – I don’t want to hear you

I finally figured out my problem. I have misophonia. Or as Wikipedia defines it, “a hatred of sound.” Certain sounds trigger negative emotions, thoughts and physical reactions. One universal instance it is that urge to do bodily harm at the … Continue reading

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Let’s do nothing

“I want to come to your house and do nothing,” my daughter said before spring break. Her days fill quickly with places to go and people to see. Weekends often include birthday parties as well as her tasks as Christian … Continue reading

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Brownies are so healthy and easy to make

Chocolate contains part of our daily requirements for iron. If that isn’t a great reason for eating chocolate, I don’t know what is. Plus, darker chocolate has a higher iron content. This explains my meditative moment in the baking aisles … Continue reading

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Little kids need to get out move and explore

The educational psychologist emphasized one concept, “Children kept excessively in playpens or cribs develop a barrier in their thinking. They do not see the options. They do not realize they can explore. Over use of play pens limits them mentally,” … Continue reading

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The hole in a mother’s heart

I lost my cousin Maretta last week. She entered high school as I entered grade school, married about the time I began learning long division and moved a long way away before I finished high school. Our paths crossed a … Continue reading

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