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Slices of Life
September 18, 2018
Slices of Life: Anyone relate? Didn't think so
Humans are united by common bonds. We might be tempted or maybe better put inclined to focus on differences, but we are all united in the human condition and we share more common experiences than we might realize (or even want to admit).
September 18, 2018 - 8:32am
September 11, 2018
Heroes among us
You might find them wearing jeans and a sweatshirt. They can be dressed in Sunday's best. Others are outfitted in a baseball cap and sports jersey. They may be in pajamas or in shorts and a wide-brimmed hat to ward off the sun. Some wear yesterday's T-shirt paired with barely combed...
September 11, 2018 - 8:13am
September 4, 2018
Say what you mean, mean what you say
How are you? What's up? What's new? How about this crazy hot (cold, rainy, dry) weather we've been having? Have a great day! Small talk. We've all participated in the chatter, often not even thinking about what we're saying. It's rote communication. Blah, blah, blah. But what do people...
September 4, 2018 - 9:03am
August 21, 2018
Slices of Life: Returning home to the aftermath
It was dead, or nearly so. A massive maple tree that had marked the seasons and passing of time for twice as long as most humans grace the earth. Each spring his buds reminded us of life anew. He'd sheltered us from the intense summer sun and gave a brilliant colorful display each...
August 21, 2018 - 8:38am
August 10, 2018
Returning home to the aftermath
My husband and I recently indulged in a couple of days away as a couple to celebrate our anniversary. When we partake on such expeditions, which isn't often, we both understand the significance of the outcome. That is, the outcome upon returning home to a house inhabited by our three...
August 10, 2018 - 7:51am
July 31, 2018
What's in a name?
It's one of the first things new parents do after counting to make sure there are 10 fingers and 10 toes: They name the baby. Names are chosen carefully and with great attention to detail. What sort of mean nicknames could kids in the schoolyard find to taunt little Dicky with? Will...
July 31, 2018 - 8:10am
July 20, 2018
Walk, climb, move!
Look around — they're everywhere. Not smartphones, but they frequently work in partnership, like Fred and Wilma but in a less caveperson style. People wear them on the wrist like people used to wear watches, which they are, but that's just the tip of the flintstone, dear fr...
July 20, 2018 - 8:17am
July 17, 2018
The lost decade
Jill Pertler We play a name-that-tune game in the car while listening to the radio. Whoever is first to blurt the title of a song and the name of the group or artist singing it wins. Last weekend, I encountered a melody unfamiliar to me. When I fessed up to this, my husband said:...
July 17, 2018 - 8:27am
June 15, 2018
Who are the people in your neighborhood?
Mr. Rogers made the most of his neighborhood. I try to do the same — by walking the different streets in the name of “exercise.” As a bonus, along the way, I make interesting and not-so-interesting observations. You can learn a lot by walking the neighborhood, which is completely...
June 15, 2018 - 8:34am
June 8, 2018
The 7 wonders of life
We've all heard of the Seven Wonders of the World. Most of us couldn't name them all. I couldn't, so I Googled and discovered I hadn't even heard of some. Embarrassing, I know. Unfortunately, I'm more familiar with embarrassment than the Seven Wonders of the World. Actually, it's...
June 8, 2018 - 7:51am
May 25, 2018
Working through worry brings solace
I worry. We all do. We all have things to fret about and fixate on — real and legitimate things that could and may go wrong that will mess other things up big time. And lately — oh, lately — doesn't it seem there are more major, huge and catastrophic issues to occupy...
May 25, 2018 - 8:14am
May 18, 2018
The birth of three uncles
They'd be the first to admit they are more adept at handing off a football versus a tiny human being, but during the last week, they've certainly given the latter their best efforts. At exactly two minutes before midnight on a recent Sunday, soon-to-be Monday, my three sons became...
May 18, 2018 - 8:05am
May 11, 2018
Adventuring through life
Life is supposed to be an adventure. That's what they tell us, anyway. Thing is, what type of adventure isn't specified so I guess we are left to our own devices. Most of us would welcome a nonstop, exciting, inspiring all-expense-paid and anything-but-banal adventure. Truth is,...
May 11, 2018 - 7:48am
May 4, 2018
Getting ready, being ready, baby ready
She is going to have a baby. The little pink bundle we carried home from the hospital but a blink ago is soon going to be a mother herself. My baby girl is having a baby girl. It seems too good to be true — and scarier than heck, all at the same time. I'm the one who's scared,...
May 4, 2018 - 7:49am
April 13, 2018
Liquid gold brings clarity
In many parts of the world, people walk miles just to access it. Here in the U.S., we may take it for granted because for most of us, it comes from the tap with the flick of a wrist. Some of us buy it bottled. Some of us like it with a slice of lemon or lime. Some prefer iced. Others,...
April 13, 2018 - 8:10am