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August 29, 2015 When Cara moved to Afghanistan, something that was personally difficult for me was that I could not send her things. There was no mail delivery in Afghanistan. more »»

Do you know who Abner Doubleday is?

August 29, 2015 I remembered reading in a college physical education handbook about the origin of baseball. It seemed that Abner Doubleday was the “father of baseball”. Now I find that this is a myth. more »»

LFS, the secret affliction

August 29, 2015 Counseling is no joking matter so jokes about counseling tend to be of the “inside” variety and on the lame side. An example? If you insist…. more »»

Growing kids (part 1)

August 29, 2015 There is an old joke that goes There was once a man who didn’t have any kids but had six different theories about nurturing children. more »»

How about a game of cards?

August 22, 2015 Do you remember the era of the Card Party? I think they were popular during the fifties and sixties. more »»

Care and the caregiver

August 22, 2015 “It is better to give than to receive” is a familiar and even worthwhile message - provided we also understand that we cannot give what we do not have. more »»

Great pumpkin spice, Charlie Brown

August 22, 2015 Whenever August rolls around, I start to get antsy. The humidity, the heat—I’m done with it. I tolerate it for a while, sure, but I’ve typically had my fill by July 5. more »»

Are we clear? How to become a volunteer assistant coach (with clearances)

August 22, 2015 When I agreed to be a volunteer assistant coach for my son’s soccer team, I knew I’d have to get some clearances, but I didn’t know exactly what I’d have to go through. more »»

Dust to dust

August 22, 2015 If cleanliness is next to godliness, I might not make it through the pearly gates. It’s sort of sad that I’ve slipped so much — I was reared to know the difference. more »»

‘Allowed to love stuff’

August 10, 2015 I think I’ve started about three columns about why I love being a nerd. more »»

Outside the lines

August 10, 2015 Educators talk about a lot of different learning styles. Some people learn by reading, some by having things explained to them, others with hands-on experience. more »»

The beauty all around us

August 8, 2015 The beauty around us never ceases to amaze me. As I drive around the area for various reasons I make time to revel in the beauty around us. more »»

Do you believe in miracles?

August 8, 2015 Sports Illustrated named it the Top Sports Moment of the 20th Century. The International Hockey Federation chose it as the century’s number-one international ice hockey story. more »»

My face hurts

August 8, 2015 I’ve learned not to complain that my face hurts. There’s always some joker around to say, “I’m not surprised... It’s killing me.” But, today, my face hurts. more »»

My advice column

August 8, 2015 I was an only child. Other than my Mom’s work hours and my school time, I pretty much went most places she did, and as a result, I spent a lot of time around adult. more »»

Diabetes Talk With Debbie

August 8, 2015 Author Byron Katie stated, “If you want real control, drop the illusion of control. more »»

Country sociability

July 25, 2015 In the forty plus years that I have lived in the country things have changed a great deal. My life as an early-married farm wife meant that I stayed at home a lot. more »»

Nicknames I have known

July 25, 2015 Marcy is not my real name. No surprise, actually, but I’ve been Marcy for 55 years and I have no plans for going back to the original. more »»

Can you live with that?

July 25, 2015 We lost another great old guy recently. I’d known Harry for, maybe 30 years. He was one of the mentors in our church famil. more »»

Buggin’: ‘I better get some sort of super powers’

July 25, 2015 I should be getting my welcome letter to the Avengers from Nick Fury any day now. more »»

 
 

 

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