Monthly Archives: October 2017

THE TREE

I see the tree in front of me most every day as I mount my treadmill. it’s as if I were on a hill — on a hill and looking down. I see it through a window – four floors … Continue reading

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SILLY

There was a man named Dirty Bill He lived on top of Garbage Hill. He never took a bath – he never will. Yuck-tooey, Dirty Bill! There was a gal called Josephine who washed herself in gasoline. When she got … Continue reading

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I PUT IT ASIDE

He said to me: “I don’t want to go first. I don’t want her to have to grieve”. I can understand that. I could not have understood it some years ago. It wouldn’t have crossed my mind. But in the … Continue reading

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MOON

Maybe you already know it. I didn’t until recently. The moon is receding from the earth at the same rate our finger nails grow. That isn’t much but by the time our great grand children’s nails have grown as much … Continue reading

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FORGETTING, etc

Sometimes it seems to me that I forget more than I ever knew. Now, I know that’s impossible. But sometimes feelings take on the impossible and overcome good sense. In fact, I believe that such craziness has visited me before … Continue reading

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BILLIONS

In August astronomers around the world saw things through their telescopes that amazed them. Though I read about it I failed to comprehend the written word. But I did grasp that they saw something very interesting and what they saw … Continue reading

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A LOSS SO STRANGE

The house of my childhood – the house that spawned so many memories has been reduced to rubble. No fire consumed it – no wind blew it to the ground. Someone decided years after I left town that it would … Continue reading

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GRIEF

I remember clearly the first funeral at which I offiated in a country church. I was a young pastof I had all the “right stuff” to read in my hands and the family I dealt with was grateful. Three decades … Continue reading

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MY FRIEND BOB

About eighty years ago a friend of mine called Bob came to supper at our house. He joined our family around our dining room table. My father served the food that my mother had prepared. When Bob’s plate was passed … Continue reading

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CLOUDS

Trees of various heights punctuate the horizon with their finger tips. Clouds swimming in the sky slide behind them playing hide-and-seek with my eyes. Their shapes change a bit when they are hiding and when they become visible again they … Continue reading

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