Monthly Archives: September 2010

If I Had Some Milkweed Pods, I’d Boil Them For You

My Grandma’s house was full of familiar, comforting sights and smells, just like most grandmas’ houses. The most prominent smell, mixed in with the aroma of delicious food (cabbage rolls! apple sauce cake! and most of all, pie!) was sweet … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday

Mudge on a Sunday afternoon. James A. Garfield on a Sunday afternoon. Patti on a Sunday afternoon.

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Looking For This Place

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Declaration

I am sick of having a sucky life. I am sick of being afraid, numb, responsible for fixing wrong things. I am sick of being the one whose fault it is. I am sick of living in a never-ending crisis. … Continue reading

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September 11 (I Can’t Forget)

From Isaiah 61 (The Message) God sent me to announce the year of his grace— a celebration of God’s destruction of our enemies— and to comfort all who mourn, To care for the needs of all who mourn in Zion, … Continue reading

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In My House There Are Many Rooms

This one was empty. It was the favorite son’s from age 5 to about age 13.  As a parent, I have always believed in letting the off-spring make their own choices.  And I have always tried to encourage creativity in … Continue reading

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Toe-Mae-Toe

They start out as little seeds, only a little bigger than the head of a pin.  We plant them down cellar, cold and damp, under the grow lights.  After a few weeks, we transplant them to bigger pots and bring … Continue reading

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