Monthly Archives: January 2013

Grades? What Grades?

Observations About Life:  I went back to seminary later in life.   I was in my forties and retaining information for tests was tedious and at times impossible.  It seemed the harder I worked for a class, the worse grade I received.  … Continue reading

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Being Bed Bound and Alone (I Need Someone To Care)

Experience as a Flashlight:    During the winter of 1985, I contracted Hepatitis A virus which spreads when an infected person does not wash his or her hands after using the bathroom and then comes in contact with someone else.  I had … Continue reading

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Help For Writing (or How I Came to Love Outlining)

 *****************************************************************                    My Outline Theme Sentence: My life is a blessing Point One: These are the blessings of my life Point Two: These are the problems of my life Point Three: The blessings are more numerous and of greater value … Continue reading

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A Red Shirt and Orange Pants?!

Living in the Past:  All the nuns saw him immediately when he entered school.  He was a classmate of mine and he was wearing a flaming red shirt with brilliant orange pants.  It was back in the days when loud … Continue reading

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Resolutions are Not Me!

Experience as a Flashlight: I can make all the resolutions I want, but they really have no connection with me.    I live in the real world.  Say, for example, I resolve that I am not going to eat any cookies … Continue reading

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My First Hippie

Living in the Past:  In my mind’s eye I can still see him.  He had long, uncombed hair that almost touched his shoulders.  He had thick dark framed glasses which stood out against his haystack of hair.  He was wearing … Continue reading

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