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For Mrs. Kemp

How could I forget Mrs. Kemp?  Who could ever forget Mrs. Kemp?  A figure like that looms large in the weave of characters and experiences that form a child in his first years beyond the familiar bounds of home life.  … Continue reading

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Missouri Files Suit!

It was going to happen, sooner or later, someone was going to seek damages for losses incurred during the pandemic, someone would sue.  It’s the AMERICAN WAY, A GOOD IDEA!  The NY Times carried the story that the State of … Continue reading

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Slowing

Some years ago, I was talking to a priest about my plans for an upcoming retreat.  Once a year I get away for three days of silence and often accompany that practice with fasting at least part of that time. … Continue reading

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Pass the Potatoes

I like potatoes and haven’t yet found a manner of serving that I dislike: boiled, fried, baked, mashed or made into soup, the means of delivery matter not. When my children offer to help make dinner, they tease me that … Continue reading

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Charlie Gard

Today’s news brings the announcement that the parents of little Charlie Gard have made the decision to end their fight to allow him to travel to America for an experimental medical treatment.  They will spend his last days together as … Continue reading

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Coming Out in Stripes

My friends are coming out, in stripes. My Facebook friends that is.  They’ve altered their online appearance by superimposing a rainbow flag over their profile pic.  I didn’t quite get it when I saw the first one, but then there … Continue reading

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The French Connection

As are most High School students, son David (13) is troubled by his French school work. “Dad, can you help me with this assignment?” Asking me is a real sign of desperation. My French is adequate for little more than … Continue reading

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2012 in review

These statistics came to me from WordPress regarding my blog this year. In spite of my lack of entries the blog still drew considerable interest. Have a look yourself at the power of the web. The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys … Continue reading

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Get a Grip

I hate walking on ice, but falling is worse. When your elbow, or knee or bum or face hit the ice from standing height you remember the experience vividly and take conscious efforts to prevent it happening again. Here in … Continue reading

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Nordic Thunder

We used to do this kind of stuff in high school…never knew it could go to such campy extremes. They gave this Guitar Hero a real guitar; he probably wondered, “What’s this?” PS. if you’re wondering about my use of … Continue reading

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