Tag: kindness

  • Remembering The Redhead

    Remembering The Redhead

    Some men were just born beside a river of melancholy. Some men live a lifetime there - Rick Bragg/The Speckled Beauty   It's her birthday today. We used to celebrate with vines of red licorice. She introduced me to the treat while we were in[..]
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  • Don’t Worry, the Mormons will Save Us

    Don’t Worry, the Mormons will Save Us

    We are on our way across country. We made it all the way from Oregon to Utah before nightfall, despite getting a rather late start, the result of too much wine and wonderful food the night before with our neighbors Bert & Jeff. Bert's niece[..]
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  • The Ambassador of Goodwill

    The Ambassador of Goodwill

    [caption id="attachment_5706" align="aligncenter" width="345"] Ned & me in Portland following a surgery he had undergone a few years back.[/caption] We met on plane somewhere over the Pacific. Or maybe it was the South China Sea. I don't know for sure, given it was pitch dark[..]
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  • For the Love of Bob

    For the Love of Bob

    [caption id="attachment_5454" align="aligncenter" width="940"] MHaskey @ Columbus LedgerEnquirer.[/caption]   "If you want to walk fast, walk alone. If you want to walk far, walk with others." - African proverb All of my life, I have had the good fortune to have been surrounded by good[..]
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  • Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Selu’s Lessons for Senator Tillis

    Did you see the video of the woman from North Carolina who called Senator Thom Tillis’s office for help? She has cancer and needs her health insurance: “You are saying if you can’t afford it, you don’t get to have it and that includes healthcare?”[..]
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  • If Wishes Were Horses…

    If Wishes Were Horses…

    There are times when grief feels selfish. Today for instance, on the seventh anniversary of my mother's passing. It feels like an act of selfishness to even admit that I associate the holidays with her death, and that such an association leaves me feeling conflicted.[..]
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  • Trading the Porch for an iPhone

    Trading the Porch for an iPhone

      She carried a knitted hat as she walked into the restaurant. Her disabled son only a step or two behind her. He slid into the booth. She walked up to the table where I sat with my coffee. "Put this on my bill," she[..]
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  • Choosing the Simple Way

    Choosing the Simple Way

    I've had a good life, and was born to and among people I've admired and loved. - Wendell Berry   I happened upon this gravestone at a church yard in Tennessee recently. I was there to pay my respects to a beloved uncle who had[..]
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  • Don’t Call It Dementia

    Don’t Call It Dementia

      When I showed up at pre-school yesterday afternoon, the Bean dropped his toys and literally ran across the room and jumped into my arms. He had not been expecting me. The run was his exclamation of delight. Don't you wish everyone would greet us[..]
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