Category Archives: Youth

Lucas’s Story

A couple days ago I was completing my morning scroll through Facebook when I was caught off guard by a post a friend had made–a post that contained a link to my youngest son Lucas’s latest blog. I was surprised. … Continue reading

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In Other ‘News’

I was not watching MTV’s Video Music Awards show last Sunday night. I mean, seriously, why would I be? First of all, the St. Louis Cardinals were playing the Atlanta Braves, and the Cardinals’ televised games are a viewing priority … Continue reading

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Back When I Wasn’t Old

Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb You know how it is–or, at least, I hope you do. While looking for one misplaced item, you stumble across something else–something long forgotten–and suddenly a switch is flipped, a memory … Continue reading

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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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Blessed Be the Teachers

“Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.”–George Eliot They’ve styled their recent haircuts, donned their pretty new shirts and shoes, crammed their backpacks with all the essentials, and waited patiently while their teary-eyed mamas have … 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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I Believe

I believe in truth, justice, and the American way.  I believe in the love of family, the comfort of friends, and the loyalty of labrador retrievers.  I believe in freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom to make my … Continue reading

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Thirty-Five Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Me

Of course, I’m not implying that you want to know 35 things about me; in fact, I realize that some people may have already stopped reading.  For the remaining brave souls (and for those who just didn’t have anything better to … Continue reading

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Do Over

Have you ever thought, “If I only knew then what I know now …”?  (Surely you have.)  How much simpler life would be if we could have an ample supply of “do overs” at our disposal for all those times we’ve … Continue reading

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