Tag Archives: Karen

Coffee Time

During my travels, the grands in Massachusetts were totally infatuated with my percolating coffee making process. The oldest wondered how the water burped up the stem. The middle wanted to know why there was a glass bowl on the lid. … 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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Transfiguration Transition

Notes from the pulpit at Howland (ME) United Methodist Church … Almighty God, You have created the heavens and the earth and made us in Your own image. Teach us to discern Your hand in all Your works and Your … 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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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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A Christmas Prayer — 2019

As a Christmas gift, I would like to share a Christmas message. As I’ve doing for the past few years, I “borrowed” some words my wife wrote, which became a staple for Christmas in the Reveille/Between the Lakes. I thought … Continue reading

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Happy, Happy Birthday Sweetheart

Well, Sweetheart, you caught up to me again! Happy, Happy Birthday! Okay, its a few hours early — your birthday is actually tomorrow (Nov. 20) — but Happy, Happy Birthday nonetheless! I was having a hard time figuring out how … Continue reading

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Five Minute Friday – Last

Here’s this week’s installment of Five Minute Friday. This week’s prompt is LAST. The timer is set … so here goes. {clock starts now} Maybe it was returning to New York for more than a long weekend. Maybe it was … Continue reading

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Midweek Mirth … For Sonni

I’ve been known to share a joke or two around the house. Okay, many {most} of them are dad jokes, but they did {hopefully} curl the lips into a smile. I always included a joke for my wife sometime during … Continue reading

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It’s a Greeeeat Day!

There’s a new lady in my life. I haven’t formally met her yet, but I can’t wait. I received some great news last Friday (Sept. 27) … I mean, truly great news! I am now a great-grandfather for the fourth … Continue reading

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