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First Night

The grandsons and I spent last night in Maine … quiet, peaceful Maine. The two teens helped gather my meager belongings, pack them into the van, take the four-and-a-hour trip north, unpack the van, distribute the appropriate boxes to their … Continue reading

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The Way Life Should Be

Just about nine months ago to the day, I peacefully approached the Piscataqua River Bridge — Maine’s southern border with New Hampshire — at dusk. The clouds were replaced by a relatively clear sky with pale oranges and yellows on … Continue reading

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Play Ball!

I’m not as big a fan of baseball as I was as a kid. In fact, I sort of lost interest in the sport back during the lockout of 1994. It was passively rekindled when I would sit with my … Continue reading

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What’s Next

Over the past few months — even before the pandemic stay at home orders — the most asked question I have been asked is “what’ next?” It is equally asked about my wanderlust and my professional endeavors. Invariably I  answer, … Continue reading

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Melancholic Melodies

I got out of the car to the strains of deep-throated chimes resonating in the breeze. My mind immediately found the file marked “chimes”, then “gazebo”, and raced to another time in this same space. They were just chimes in … Continue reading

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Reading and Writing and Watching on the Edge

As I do every morning, I checked out Ron Hutchcraft’s A Word with You. Today’s topic was “Drinking Dirt”. In short, the story included an anecdote about his then five year old grandson turning off a show he enjoyed because … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Dinosaurs?

The short answer is, “I don’t know …” Slightly expanded, the sentence is, “… and it’s not one of the questions I’ll bring to the pearly gates.” BUT, my seven year old grandson would not only have an answer, but … Continue reading

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Instructions

Throughout my travels, I have noticed my grandchildren glued to the TV — generally watching YouTube videos of people playing video games. They weren’t playing the games themselves — just watching someone else play the game or build the town … Continue reading

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The Journey — Epilogue?

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned I had officially ended my late year journey. I’ve been keeping you posted with the blessings the Lord has given me in the three months of travel visiting with each of my children, … Continue reading

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That Bird Needs Glasses

I’m not a children’s book writer. And I’m a loooong way from being a child. So, I wasn’t sure how I would review Rebecca Benston’s latest offerimg, That Bird Needs Glasses. Luckily I have grandchildren and I’m a firm believer … Continue reading

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