Monthly Archives: December 2012

Beautiful Lies

I recently read a poem in which one line referred to “beautiful lies”, which on the surface, would appear to be an oxymoron.  But the more I thought about it, the more it made sense.  How often do we say something … Continue reading

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To My Friends

I recently received an e-mail from one of my cousins that told a story to which I have given a lot of thought.  It tells of a man who stopped going to church, so the pastor decided to pay a … Continue reading

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When I look back on my childhood, I recall what it was like growing up with a brother. He was five years my senior, so agreement on social issues was usually open to discussion. However, overall, we pretty much got … Continue reading

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When Left Isn’t Right

I was a six year old first grader when I found out that I was a misfit although I am sure the signs were there all along.  That is when my teacher, Miss Thomas, who although never my favorite teacher, … Continue reading

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Love In The Doctors Office

I went to my doctor today, a pilgrimage I make every six months.  I don’t mind going because, well, there is a nurse there that thinks I am a stud muffin.  Really. Whenever I arrive she calls my name, smiles, and … Continue reading

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Aging Gracefully

The late comedian George Gobel once quipped “Do you ever feel like the world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes”?  I thought it was funny then, but now I am not so sure.  Lately, I have … Continue reading

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A Salute

Dec 7, 1941 On this day 71 years ago, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.  When it was over, 2500 sailors, soldiers, and civilians had lost their lives and America was at war.  Since then, thousands more have fallen in defense of freedom. … Continue reading

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I’m so sorry mom and dad, it had to end this way The pain was more then I could stand, the voices every day Dad, I give you one last hug, to mom I throw a kiss To not say … Continue reading

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Silver Strands

She sits quietly, staring at the fire Lost in a world of reflection The lines upon her face Softened by the caress of time Shadows of her years have lengthened Her memories play among the flames A husband taken, still … Continue reading

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Penny On The Sidewalk

Bob stepped out of his car and rummaged in his pocket for some coins to feed the meter. As he stepped up on the sidewalk, he noticed a penny lying near his feet. He briefly contemplated picking it up before … Continue reading

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