Tag Archives: Values

Nurturing Lessons

My niece is getting a bicycle for Mother’s Day. Her mom, my sister, has been celebrating Mother’s Day, by buying my niece a present, ever since my niece was a very young child, who came home in tears because she’d … Continue reading

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Transcending Hate

The discourse surrounding the Boston Marathon bombings knots my stomach. I don’t understand how the brothers could target strangers. It is not possible to reconcile those actions and the permanent consequences they will have on hundreds of lives. I may … Continue reading

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Father McGeary

Father McGeary had been a navy chaplain and the chaplain at a women’s jail and detention center before he was assigned to the parish. He looked just like a stereotypical Southie mick because that’s who he was. He was the … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable Observations

My brother is very funny. He has a Foghorn Leghorn voice he uses to offer ironic commentary. His wife is Thai so is his son. He is a teacher. He is a hunter too. He called yesterday. We talked about … Continue reading

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Different Worlds

A long time ago in a world far, far, away there lived two best friends. They were girls whose families had migrated, to the rural community where they met, from Somewhere Else. In 1976, just a few years after Roe … Continue reading

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Home Shoeless

I watched the brother of the shoeless NYC resident, living on the street, on the news the other night. Like many others, I was happily inspired by the police officer’s generosity in buying the man a pair of boots. Like … Continue reading

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Special Importance

We purchased a new truck for work. I suppose, as trucks go, it looks pretty good. It’s lettered with the business logo and phone number. I’m not overjoyed by the thing. It represents pollution and more junk that will, eventually, … Continue reading

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The Cure

Obama is BACK! He hit his stride today. RMoney does not flip-flop, no the poor dear has a condition, a pre-existing chronic condition- Romnesia. Not to worry, President Obama assures us it is covered under ObamaCare and can be cured … Continue reading

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1 for All

He stood outside the pottery shop, at the foot of the hill, next to the intersection. He was slim but not quite anorexic. His baseball cap was faded, spotlessly. I admire good grooming. I approached the steps to the shop … Continue reading

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Informed Choice

I watched Weisburg’s Money and Medicine on PBS this afternoon. My beliefs have been validated. I am not a doctoring person. My husband is not big on doctoring either. We don’t have physicals; consequently, we are not “on” anything. When … Continue reading

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