Category Archives: Enough

Tay-Toes

Most families cement their bonds by creating rituals. I have a friend whose entire family returns to Oklahoma State University on the eve of the HomeComing Game. They fly or drive, bringing kids and grandkids to watch the parade, walk … Continue reading

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Packing for Stormy Weather

We’ve looked at what to put in our packs as we’ve traveled through a Lenten journey. We need to look at what was already in our packs when we started. I sat in an extremely contentious meeting a few weeks … Continue reading

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Choices: Oh That I Had a Thousand Voices

We Conclude the Week’s Discussion of CHOICES: I wrote this post, then deleted it last night. I rewrote it because, I thought the conclusion to a week of  choices about kindness deserves simple language: If we were perfect, we would … Continue reading

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Lose Weight and Gain Brain Cells in 30 Days

Are you nuts? my friend asked. I’d just told her I signed up for National Write A Novel in a Month (NaNoWriMo).  The entire month of November was to be dedcated to writing a 51,000 word novel. Well, it did … Continue reading

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Bared to the Soul

I visited my mother. On the first day, my mother didn’t know me when she saw me. That was okay.  She’s collected a whole lot of birthdays.  She’s had a stroke. I’d prepared myself for such a possibility. But then, … Continue reading

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When You’re Not in Kansas Anymore, Dorothy

It’s the garden’s fault. First it was the raspberries. Millions of them, dangling like red jewels in the bushes. Then a heat wave rolled into the valley, and like a Smucker employee, I was picking, jellying, and making cordial for … Continue reading

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When Cyberspace Goes Silent

A good friend of mine told me he hadn’t ever read this blog. He didn’t have time. He probably doesn’t have time.  He takes care of his elderly mother 16 hours a day and works the other 8 hours.  His … Continue reading

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Why Does the Sun Spit on the Ground?

I just came in from the garden. I graveled potatoes. That’s what my grandmother always called it when we prodded the dirt around the plants, looking for baby potatoes, but left the plants intact so they could make big spuds, … Continue reading

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God Loves to Paint

Nuff said.

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Cutting the Cord on Cleanliness

I went to the beach with a friend.  I tried to only listen to her stories and not throw in a bunch of my own, but it was hard. It makes me realize how much I talk about myself, so … Continue reading

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