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Last week as we celebrated Father’s Day it struck me that it has been 48 years since we lost our father to cancer when he was just 55. So much of my life was spent without him that I confess many milestones passed when he did not enter my thoughts nor did I have any…

Oh, the Times, They Are….

In 1965, recording artists, The Byrds, released a record called “Turn, Turn, Turn”, a tune that grabbed the hearts of many. The song espoused the reality that for every ying there is yang or something to that effect. Adapted entirely from the Bible’s Book of Ecclesiastes and put to music by Pete Seeger in 1959,…

Fear of Flying

There is a flock of Canada geese living on the grounds of the college where I work. They are peaceful creatures unless you cross them or they feel threatened. Then they can be pretty scary when they approach you in confrontation. Otherwise we all live in harmony on the campus. Geese mate for life. It’s…

Copper Penny

We have a jar for spare change sitting on our kitchen counter. Brightly colored coins we collect until the jar is full and then we cash them in to use for treats or pocket money. When I was a young girl, 5 of those copper pennies could get you candy. 25 of them could get…

Outside My Window

One of the blogging groups I follow is called Post-40 Bloggers who encourage the voices of older bloggers to write about their experiences and insights and things that matter to people as they age. They also have a lovely list of prompts to help nudge the creative muse so I thought I would take them…

Olympic Dream

I have a confession to make. I cry during the Olympic games. It’s not out of sadness or regret. Rather it’s when I see a flip or a twist or an unbelievable move executed perfectly my throat gets tight and the tears flow from the sheer beauty and excellence I have just witnessed. Yes, we…