Category Archives: New Beginnings

Let’s Keep In Touch

. . . (ring) . . . (ring) . . .   (ring) . . . (click) . . . “Hi, can’t take your call right now; leave your name and number after the beep and I’ll get back to you.” … Continue reading

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Putting X in Xmas? Huh?

In our every day life we are faced with symbols that tell us something without spelling out the complete word or concept. For example: $ or @ or % or &. We know immediately what they mean. What about St. … Continue reading

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Saga of the P’Nut Tree

Once upon a time a long, long time ago, there was this boy in an 8th grade General Science class in Junior High who was supposed to do some science project.  He decided to do tree grafting.  So he went … Continue reading

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now about grits

Now about grits. “What’s a grit!?” If you don’t know, you probably don’t know about poke sallet and kudzu either. [poke sallet ain’t “iceberg lettuce in a brown paper sack!” kudzu ain’t “an Easter floral potted plant” you want to … Continue reading

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Standing in the Driveway . . . Leaving for Somewhere

With the imminent arrival of my birthday (September 18) I am thinking about the many transitions one faces in life between the cradle and the grave. It has been a long time for me since the former and certainly not … Continue reading

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magical “loosey-goosey” moments

Life has its defining moments. These moments come to each of us in a variety of ways and affect us differently. Such lighter moments have come to me a few times in my life. I am not sure how defining … Continue reading

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Ambiguities of War

Back in May as Memorial Day was approaching I struggled with ambiguous feelings about WAR. I understand the wisdom found in Ecclesiastes about “the time for silence and the time for talk.” But I have difficulty in reconciling with the … Continue reading

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