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Drawing the Line

BANG!!! The loud noise was a shock. It stood out in the already noisy cafeteria where fifth and sixth graders were having lunch. The source? A bag of chips forcefully popped open. It was a little hard to tell if … Continue reading

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Sunset

Day after day Sunset brings inspiration As if beauty Has been saved up To soften the Ending

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Five Alive

He’s up, he’s down He zooms around Walks in to his first day of school Surrounded by family, bright smile beaming Realizes they are leaving, becomes a whirling dervish His outraged cries, shockingly loud, fill the air He flails his … Continue reading

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Will it matter?

Will it matter in a hundred years? He often asked, in the face of frustrations anger worry… The question would make us pause And in the pause we could think reflect evaluate… Will it matter in a hundred years? With … Continue reading

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4th of July on the Lake

Get the family on the boat It’s the 4th of July on the lake Pull away from the dock and Join the boat parade heading for the fireworks It’s the 4th of July on the lake Little sis, feet in … Continue reading

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The Songs Are Dying

A sad story has been in the news in Indiana. Birds are mysteriously dying. Songbirds. Robins, blue jays, grackles, starlings, and cardinals. First it happened in 5 counties, then 15, now it is up to 40. The birds have neurological … Continue reading

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I Read a Book!

If you know me at all, you would wonder why the statement “I read a book” would come with an exclamation mark. My family knows me as a reader, my friends know me as a reader, my colleagues know me … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Hydrangeas

We called them snowballs Although they appeared In summertime White circles Blooming On the green bushes In Grandma’s yard So tempting To pick And toss them But we Just never dared Grandma’s love For them And for us Greater Than … Continue reading

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Vacation

I’ve been on vacation this week… on a trip to the beach. Sunshine. Sand. Waves. Dolphins. Balcony overlooking it all. Quiet sunrises. Glorious sunsets. Well, really, I’ve been at school and home as usual. But my daughter and her hubby … Continue reading

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Waking Up Is Hard To Do

A regrettable habit has crept into my morning routine. The snooze alarm. Like habits do, it has become entrenched and hard to break. I can analyze it and see some factors that led to it. I can think of so … Continue reading

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