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Whimsy and Music

When it comes to “film reviews,” I defer to my younger daughter or my husband for their savvy. I watch films and enjoy them … or not. Movies with a story-line related in some way to music will usually get my thumbs-up, even if they’ve been panned elsewhere. We watched The Legend of 1900 this […]

My Mom, Ruthe

In the summer of 2006, we held a surprise birthday party to honor my mother who was celebrating her 80th birthday. Just before Christmas that year, she suffered a deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We might have lost her. Diagnosed with a genetic blood disorder, she received appropriate treatment which seemed incidental:  a small incision in […]

One of My Heroes . . . RIP

Today is my Daddy’s birthday. Were he alive, Norman would be celebrating 88 years. He was the first man who won my heart. He wasn’t a perfect man, but he loved my mother and did his best to provide her and their children a good life. Never having finished the eighth grade, he made his […]

There Was Blood

I’m not a dog-lover. I tolerate the black, four-legged creature (BL) who lives under our roof because he is a devoted friend and companion for my husband. BL is the offspring of my son’s chocolate Lab (CL) and my daughter-in-law’s yellow Lab (YL). So, we have a mutual understanding:  when they (or we) go out […]

Beginning . . .

Some years ago, I read Hugh Hewitt’s book BLOG:  Understanding the Information Reformation That’s Changing Your World. Hewitt laid out the case that blogging (for Christians and conservatives, and I am both) is imperative. He convinced me. As a lifelong writer and someone who can scarce await the occasional invitation to voice my opinion on […]

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