Monthly Archives: July 2008

Aye Phone

For several years now I have lusted after my brother-in-law’s iPhone. George showed it to me when it was new and I was instantly awed by it. I wanted one then and I want one now. Recently Apple has come … Continue reading

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Off With His Shoes!

Airport security always leaves me shaking my head in frustration. It takes multiple bins to unload my goods for examination: one for the laptop, one for the carry-on bag, one for the metal objects on my person (belt, coins, keys, … Continue reading

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Roots

It’s hard to overstate the change taking place in our lives beginning today. A flight to Scotland inaugurates what has been our hope for nearly eight years. Having arrived safely and begun the process of acclimatization I’ve time on my … Continue reading

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Nocturnal Visiter

The children know I am leaving. It’s obvious as I sweat it out over what to bring and what to leave behind, stuffing things in my suitcases and weighing them carefully on the bathroom scale. Over 50 pounds brings a … Continue reading

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Bob’s House

Johnny was looking forward to last week’s family reunion with Granny and Grandpa Bob. When pressed as to the destination of his upcoming journey he simply said, “We’re going to Bob’s house.” Bob was pleased.

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Hard Guts

When you’re working out you want people to notice. You want people to comment on your health and physique. However, within the family bodily changes are often imperceptible day to day. So, even though you feel as if you look … Continue reading

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Loof Toof

The loss of a tooth is both exciting and terrifying. So often the children come to Lisa with a pearly fragment hanging from their gum desperate to have the thing pulled but horrified that they would even consider volunteering for … Continue reading

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Stitches

There’s something about a trip to the ER that creates a permanent and exciting memory in our minds. Everyone dreads going, but on return, find endless reasons to talk about the event, recalling every detail as if we were reliving … Continue reading

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Urf

Johnny and I were outside this morning. He looked across the street at the repairman in the neighbor’s driveway. “What urf he doing?” I’m glad to be on Urf with him.

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Rain Showers

Benjamin called last night; he was in Tulsa, OK. He’d left from church Sunday morning for a youth mission trip along with 77 other kids. There were six 15 passenger vans lined up in the parking lot, plus a number … Continue reading

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