Tag Archives: growing up

(un)Packing for the Journey: The Past

This week’s reflection … I’ve known Tommy my whole life. In all that time, he never got along with his father. Oh, I’m sure Mr. Poole was a nice enough guy, but fathers and sons don’t always see eye to … Continue reading

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A Fork in the Road

This week’s reflection is by Wren Wynn of Agape Metropolitan Community Church, Fort Worth, TX. “I was starting in ignorance, fueled by more ignorance and a major helping of incorrect information …” — Gary Paulsen, Winterdance When I was a … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday — Table

Five Minute Friday is designed for Friday writing, specifically five minutes of uninterrupted patter of the fingers representing the thoughts of the heart, soul and mind. Our fearless moderator Kate Motaung  — with help from her Twitter friends — supplies … Continue reading

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Hearts and Flowers

I consider myself a romantic. But there is one holiday I absolutely detest {I would say hate, but that’s a realllly strong word}. You got it. Valentine’s Day. Since I was a wee lad, I endured the trials and tribulations … 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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Family … Family … Family…

I have been blessed. From my earliest recollection, I have had a wonderfully supportive family — even when I didn’t fully realize it at the time. As I grew, married, settled down {relatively speaking}, and raised children with my wife, … Continue reading

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Toast

It’s the little things in life that give it its flavor. This morning, I actually had toast for breakfast. I like toast for breakfast. It’s a perfect complement to good, hot, black coffee. Spread a little bit of butter {healthy … Continue reading

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