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Last week my brother Dwight and I had a grand time visiting our older brother and his wife in Ohio (more on that later this week.) On the return drive as fall foliage bedazzled us through the mountains of West … Continue reading

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…on not panicking…

“There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which … Continue reading

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04 October: Saint Francis of Assisi

On this feast day of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of the most beloved saints in all of history, here are a few of his words about God and faith (+ pics from a day visit to Assisi this redhead … Continue reading

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Quickie Quotes: Living in the Here & Now

“Life is a gift to be grateful for & not a property to cling to.” Henri Nouwen “The real enemies of our lives are the ‘oughts’ and the ‘ifs.’ They pull us backward into the unalterable past and forward into the … Continue reading

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A little (self-medicating) Laughter…

Last week this redhead threw her back out (ouch, ouch!) Not a good time for such an occurrence given celebratory weekend plans (adapted a wee bit) for a certain redhead who marked the passing of another year. (Life is a … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Woods (Thoreau style!)

On this first day of autumn (in this part of the globe) maybe it’s a good time to take a walk in the woods. “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey Movie (Absolutely FABULOUS!)

It’s September 20th, a day Downton Abbey groupies have looked for with great anticipation: the official release of the big screen Downton Abbey movie. Although the popular PBS television series ended a few years ago, the whole gang has returned. … Continue reading

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