Category Archives: Childhood

For Love of the Game, Part I

“It’s hard not to be romantic about baseball.” –Brad Pitt, as Billy Beane in Moneyball I love purple and pink sunsets over a blue glass lake and bright yellow flowers dripping with the morning’s dew. I love all-meat pizzas smothered … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part II

In my last post, I reminisced about a few of the lessons I had learned from my mom and how those lessons have impacted my life. While I was writing that post, I kept wondering about the lessons other adults … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part I

“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” –Denis Waitley When I was in the fifth grade, I was a knobby-kneed, stringy-haired tomboy who liked to ride my horse, play with my dogs, catch frogs on the pond bank, and … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to the Man Who Used to Be

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” William Wordsworth On a gray, blustery morning a few days back, I whispered … Continue reading

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Flying by the Seat of My Pants

“Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” ~H.G. Wells Ahh, I remember hot summer days of so long ago … hiding with my ever-present library book in the branches of the lone shade tree, an orange popsicle melting down my chin … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from My Three Sons

After almost 27 years of being a mother, I have finally become just pretty darn smart.  My three sons may laugh hysterically at such a ridiculous notion, but they shouldn’t, for most of what I have learned over the years … Continue reading

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Little Girl Days of Long Ago

I know I’m getting older, and my memory certainly isn’t what it used to be, but I’m pretty sure (in fact, I’m almost positive) that once upon a time, a long, long, LONG time ago, I used to be a little girl who did … Continue reading

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