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Where They Put the Books

By on Saturday, Mar 26, 2016 | 2 comments

My local grocery store has recently undergone a huge remodel. Shopping has become more stressful--and more decadent--as we are confronted with the largest array ever of any kind of edible product imaginable. We are blessed and over blessed to have a worldwide market of products at our fingertips. But that's a different topic entirely--telling you [...]

Election Glasses, A Quest

By on Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 | 0 comments

My mom's glass is on the left; one of the ones I just bought, on the right. Long- and short-stemmed versions. When my mom was a newlywed, she worked the election polls. I never really asked her what she did there, probably sign voters in, etc. As a result, she got paid in...glasswear! She was [...]

Son’s Home, Laundry, Beard, and All

By on Saturday, Mar 12, 2016 | 4 comments

I picked my 19-year-old son up from college recently, only to discover that my sweet, clean-shaven boy had grown a big, bushy beard. "Who are you, the Unabomber?" I asked when he got into the car. I'm exaggerating a little, I suppose, but I kid you not when I say his beard was growing halfway [...]

Ice Cream Cures All Ills

By on Saturday, Mar 5, 2016 | 2 comments

When my daughter was small, she used to adore chocolate ice cream. We have countless pictures of her as a toddler licking chocolate ice cream cones, the chocolate dripping down her chin and  onto her cute little dress or shirt and shorts. She, however, is oblivious of the mess. She isn't caring about getting the [...]