“Life’s Drawbridge”

When I was teaching kindergarten, I taught the kids a song about an imaginary castle on a hill with a drawbridge and a watch tower. It was such fun to sing about that imaginary castle. Who would have ever thought I’d encounter a drawbridge in real life? While leaving my …

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“Express Yourself”

Two of our grandchildren were visiting the other day and we started to talk about the last few days of school. Lily, who is in first grade, stated, “Tomorrow is Express Yourself Day at school and I need to decide what I’m going to do.” Lily spoke of many talents …

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“Father Knows Best”

When I was a little girl, I loved certain television shows. Most of them were in black and white. Color wasn’t an issue. The plot and the characters were the things that kept me tuning in each week. Some of those classics can still be viewed today on the retro …

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“Spring Clean”

Usually, Spring is not considered the “crisp” season. That title belongs to Fall, but recently, while taking an early morning walk, “crisp” seemed to fit. It had been raining hard for the past two days so I was excited to get outside. As I bundled up in a warm jacket …

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“Refreshing Spring”

Spring in Indiana is a conundrum of weather. It can be snowing one day and sunny and warm the next. The fluctuation from cold to warm continues throughout the following months, reminding us that the climate is as unpredictable as life. Even with all that erratic weather lays assuredness of …

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“An Ocean View”

The ocean has always been one of my favorite places on Earth. The sound of the waves lapping the shore, the fresh smell of the salt water, the sand between my toes, and the warmth of the sun lift my spirit. Just being there can brighten my day. “People watching” …

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“Tracks”

How can we tell where we have been? In the winter, snow will reveal imprints left by whatever creature has traveled through the cold, white stuff. This year, we have seen coyote footprints right outside our front door. I have to admit I was not too excited to see those …

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