Monthly Archives: October 2013

THE DAY OF GHOSTS

I no longer like being scared by skull and cross bones and other scenes of horror.   In fact they do not scare me.   I’ll not seek them out.   It’s enough to deal with my withering contemporaries of … Continue reading

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MY HOLY TRINITY

The three wheels of my trike — the wheels that carry me smoothly over the landscape here have become my holy trinity.   As I  roll along the asphalt — sometimes gliding — sometimes powered by ancient legs I feel  … Continue reading

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I DOUBT I LEFT HER WONDERING

I met her at our yard sale.   She had so much to say as the words flowed from her mouth and my ears struggled to find meaning — but they could not.   Something about a bedroom tax if … Continue reading

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ORDINARY SOUNDS

  I hear the dishwasher  now — the washer and dryer a short time ago.   When I was small i never heard such sounds.   I was used to toilets flushing and perhaps my father was — but his … Continue reading

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KILLING TEACHERS

It seems now that killing teachers (a new phenomenon) though terribly wrong is here to stay.   Teaching has become a dangerous profession and teachers will be intimidated by the fear that a  troubled student could  lead to their demise. … Continue reading

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STANDING IN LINE

Recently three e-mails brought me the news that three old friends who were aren’t any more.   And the next day two more were added  — or maybe they were subtracted.   Sometimes I feel like I am standing in … Continue reading

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THE POOR COWS

I  have written about cows — how contented they seem and how in green meadows they captivate the eye and exude serenity. How pleasant to see them grazing in their pastures or wading Iin a gentle stream.   But I … Continue reading

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THE LADYBUG ON MY ARM

The lady bug on my arm won’t do me any harm.   Its crawling through my hairs disarms me momentarily but only temporarily for I’ve willed myself to allow its motions from wrist to elbow before allowing you to know … Continue reading

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THE LITTLE FRYING PAN

The other day I bought a little frying pan that caught my eye as I walked by and taken by a display of pans I could not ignore .   There were pans galore!   The little frying pan sort … Continue reading

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YOU WON’T UNDERSTAND

is possible to awaken and not be thrilled by the coming day’s contingencies — to feel not ready to deal with life’s realities.   Those who celebrate God’s blessings may be anathema to one sorry the day has begun even … Continue reading

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