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Important lessons our parents teach us without even realizing it

It’s time to lighten our loads, at least for a few minutes. Daylight now lasts well into the evening, at least up here in the northern latitudes.  The hope of spring has become a reality, and greets us every morning … Continue reading

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Wordle is such a nice way to start the day when your whole family is doing it

I figured it best to take a break from writing (aka thinking) about the state of the world, even if  just for a brief period of time.  What better substitute than the simple little word game that has taken the … Continue reading

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Keeping track of what’s really important in life

I was one of the lucky ones.  I ended up in a job I truly loved, through serendipity one might say.  I worked hard, including many/most evenings and weekends, because there was always more than enough to do to keep … Continue reading

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Family: parenting versus grandparenting

We’ve had a big milestone in our house this week.  We’ve been parents for 50 years now.  Yes, that’s right, our first born turned the big 5-0. When you think about it, it’s a little surprising that there are no … Continue reading

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The joys in growing old – on reaching the ¾ century mark!

Yes, I’ve done it, I’m made it to 75. Just think, if I’d only made it to 70, I would have left this Earth still naively convinced that the world really was becoming a kinder, more inclusive place. That illusion … Continue reading

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Wildlife Wednesday: Speech Day, Bucket Lists, and Botswana animals

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about World Speech Day, which occurs every year on or about March 15. Since our son and grandchildren were due to arrive on March 16 to spend their March Break with us, … Continue reading

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Designing memory quilts: summing up your memories in 12 squares

In November I was motivated to start a new project after reading a few inspiring quilting stories on a blog post (thanks, Country Girl!) and in the news. I knew what I would do, I would make a memory quilt … Continue reading

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A new project finally begins

A new project means different things to different people. It could mean starting a new woodworking project, a new writing project, a new painting, a new garden plot, or maybe a new venture altogether, like beekeeping. Whatever you feel passionate … Continue reading

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