Tag Archives: Karen

From the Kitchen … With Love

I like food. I prefer someone else plating it up for me, but I generally know my way around a kitchen. I will be the first to admit, most of my culinary creations tend to be on the simple side, … Continue reading

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In the Blink of an Eye

Happy Anniversary Sweetheart! Another year in the books. I remember that hot, humid Saturday like it was yesterday — Aug. 31, 1968. It was the day we got married, the day we promised before God, our families, and our friends … Continue reading

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Another Trip Around the Sun

I was a little young to remember, but I have been told at 5:19 a.m. on a sultry August morning 73 years ago in Paterson, NJ, I entered the world. The family always said after receiving a few swats on … Continue reading

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Hallmark Moments

I’ll be the first to admit it. I am a hopeless romantic and I enjoy settling in with a good Hallmark movie. Of course, lately, I enjoy the fact I can “rest my eyes” for a minute or two and … Continue reading

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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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