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JFK and my mom both would have turned 100 this week: how much has changed, how much has not

John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born 100 years ago this Monday and my mother, Clare Wood Currie, was born 100 years ago this coming Sunday. When JFK was assassinated in 1963 – the shot that stunned a country and most of … Continue reading

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Why are some blog posts so much more popular than others?!

Like many bloggers – call us recreational bloggers – I write for myself more than for a readership.  After more than 5 years in the blogosphere, some years writing my heart out and other years trying to wean myself from spending too … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day, life lessons from my mother-in-law

Mother’s Day, 2017. Considering that I had more time with my mother-in-law (38 years) than with my Mom (28 years, until her untimely death), it seems fitting that, along with my own mother, I think of our family’s Mum/Grandma/Great Grandma … Continue reading

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Vietnam: Images of country life

Villages along the Mekong River. In our recent trip to Vietnam (and Cambodia), we were lucky to have been able to visit some of the villages whose rhythm is very much tuned to the ebbs and flows of the Mekong … Continue reading

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Hugh’s Missing Kitty

Another story for very small children, especially ones who want their kitties to like them.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories.   Hugh’s Missing Kitty “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?           I can’t find … Continue reading

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Hugh’s missing Grandma

Another story for very small children, especially ones who like to play hide-and-go-seek with their grandmothers.  Slightly older kids can check out Robby Robin stories. ———————————————————————————————– Hugh’s Missing Grandma “Boo hoo,” said Hugh, “what shall I do?         I … Continue reading

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That in-between week of looking back and thinking ahead

There’s something special about the week between Christmas and New Year’s. The pressures of Christmas – planning, buying, wrapping, mailing, cooking, cleaning (or at least tidying up), decorating, traveling, and whatever else is put in our path – are all … Continue reading

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