Monthly Archives: November 2018

How Is Your Nose Doing?

I’ve developed a habit. Well, overstated, but at least, “upon occasion” I do this: when I compliment someone—Es Mller, my saintly mother, God rest her soul—taught me this: always try the truth on for size. If it doesn’t fit, say … Continue reading

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How Is Your Nose Doing?

I’ve developed a habit. Well, overstated, but at least, “upon occasion” I do this: when I compliment someone—Es Mller, my saintly mother, God rest her soul—taught me this: always try the truth on for size. If it doesn’t fit, say … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving As An Immigrant

The Miller’s and the Schnell’s came to America. They fled Nordka, Russia, because the initial cause for them to move to Russia from Germany were the promises to worship freely, no conscription and their own acreage. In the latter part … Continue reading

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Tears of Love–Precious!

Too often, “How are you?” is never more than a form of “Hello.” I understand that. Not asking for a change. But. On this day, a day before Thanksgiving, a short time before Advent, then Christmas and then Epiphany, I … Continue reading

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The Virtue In Hauling Garbage

I think of my father this morning. How he made lemonade no matter the stack of lemons piled against him. He was born in 1908, reached six feet four inches in height; the depth of his heart could never be … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom from Dr. Don Essig–Election Results Notwithstanding–Get the Desk Out of the Way!

Okay. About to learn the election results, about to know if there’s a lean in any direction, differently or similar, I came upon this. Dr. Don Essig and I, he two years my senior, go waaaaay back as members of … Continue reading

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More Important Than Tomorrow’s Election

Life itself flows with many currents. The up-front and on-top are the currents of personal realities, close-held allegiances. Seldom if ever aside from angst, concern and relief or worry. Tomorrow is a voting day. We each hold what we believe, … Continue reading

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