Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Awe in Autumn

Easy to see the awe in autumn, As trees dab color on the horizon, As we decorate with the vibrant mum, As we open curtains to welcome the sun. Easy to hear the awe in autumn As we stroll through … Continue reading

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Happiness Is…

Can I be happy enduring an overload of gray skies, buckets of rain and squishy sod? “Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude” … Continue reading

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Rednecks Unite!

Our beloved gem of a hamlet, in the midst of God’s verdant landscape with a spectacular river running through it, has acquired a new credential in the Midwest. We are tenth on the list of most redneck towns in Missouri. … Continue reading

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Digging in the Dirt

Gardening benefits the gardener nutritionally, since those who make the time and have the energy and patience to grow food tend to eat that food. Mother Nature’s buffet offers no junk. To know a gardener who sells from their outdoor … Continue reading

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Sleepless in Missouri

You know those nights. You wrestle with a raw dose of reality, your own or someone else’s, or imagine ways to create world peace, or wonder how long you can listen to the squeak of the ceiling fan. Once in … Continue reading

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Adaptation

This appeared first in my Close to Home column in The Prospect-News, the local weekly paper in Doniphan.MO. Grass…It needs cut and sometimes watered. It is relegated to yards bordered by fences, alleys, sidewalks and curbs. The insects that roam … Continue reading

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Longevity Tip

“Laughter is the sun that drives winter away from the human face.” Victor Hugo Few of us would debate the idea that laughter is good for us, even if the sources behind it might not be considered so. 94-year-old Norman … Continue reading

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WiFi for HiFi

Momma sang “Catch a falling star and put it in your pocket, never let it fade away…save it for a rainy day,” made popular by Perry Como way back when. I heard it on the radio, too, then later saw … Continue reading

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Plan to be Bored

It has happened to me. The first time I recall the experience, an algebra problem had me stumped. No amount of re-reading, backing up, starting over and checking my math helped. So I told my parents I had finished my … Continue reading

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Class of ’76

This was written for my Close to Home column in The Prospect-News, the local weekly paper in Doniphan, MO. Nothing compares to the bonds created among kids who grow up together loving, laughing and learning, then yearning to reconnect and … Continue reading

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