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Magical Bed Making

Are you feeling a bit out of control? Stressed? Overwhelmed? If so, I have a super-fast, no-fail solution for you. Make your bed. Seriously. You will instantly feel more in control of your life. You will feel powerful, confident, organized. Dare I say? Grown-up. All from making the bed. Don’t believe me? That’s okay, I… Continue reading Magical Bed Making

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The Robot Needs to Die

My daughters and I like to make up stories. We always have, since they were toddlers. Now they (twins) are fifteen. We’ve slowed down on the storytelling, but not stopped. The other day, I was making up a story for my daughter Grace. The story was set in the future, year 3047. The characters were… Continue reading The Robot Needs to Die

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Cooked Goose

In my home state of West Virginia, near the town of Ripley, there is a picturesque little state park called Cedar Lakes (cedarlakes.com). The park is known for hosting an annual Arts & Crafts Fair, a Christmas Light Show, and numerous other conferences, camps, retreats. It is popular locally, and for good reason – room… Continue reading Cooked Goose

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Better Beginnings

Have you ever noticed that some folks, children particularly, are ashamed when they don’t do something well – the very first time they try? I’ve noticed. I’ve even felt that way, myself. For example, I was trying to learn a new graphic design program on my computer today. I was bothered that I hadn’t mastered… Continue reading Better Beginnings

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Looking for the Amen

From my seat on the firm wooden pew bench I could see deep blue sky, white cotton clouds, and green leaves like hands, waving drops of sunshine towards me through the church window. It was a picture-perfect spring day. I imagined myself out in the churchyard, lazily walking among the close-by tombstones, maybe picking a… Continue reading Looking for the Amen

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Unopened Boxes

One day I was talking to a friend of mine, who is a retired mail carrier. He was telling me some wild stories about working at the local post office. Yes, wild. Not "crazy postman brings a gun to work" wild. More…. curious. The “make you scratch your head and say ‘what’?" kind of stories. This… Continue reading Unopened Boxes