Monthly Archives: June 2010

Feeling Small

I had a weird experience the other day.  Our son-in-law took us to see the chemistry lab where he works on the campus of Old Dominion University.  As we walked down the halls I glanced at large posters which presented … Continue reading

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Pressing on with General Lee

Last week I went to a conference in Williamsburg.  It was a “smart people” conference which mainly had the effect of showing me how little I know.  I got to listen to Susan Wise Bauer from William and Mary and … Continue reading

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The Hol(e)y Sock

I keep certain “treasures” in the top drawer of my dresser.  One thing that is always there is the Kennedy half-dollar my father brought to me the day they came out. That coin has been in the top drawer of … Continue reading

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Maybe the North Wasn’t So Great Either

Last week sometime I wrote about The Help.  One of the things that struck me about that book was the fact that the events it portrayed, while fictional for the most part, represented the truth about what was happening in … Continue reading

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Essential Summer

I have learned an important lesson this week.  It is a truth I have suspected for a long time and even voiced on occasion, but this week it became a part of me.  Here it is: Summer break is essential … Continue reading

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Gil Grissom and Me

Yesterday as I was getting ready to take my shower I noticed  spots of blood all over the carpet in my room.  My horrified eyes followed the trail to one very sad-looking basset hound peering around the corner of my … Continue reading

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When Fear Comes Knocking

One Sunday evening I as I was tucking my daughter into bed, she started crying.  When I asked her what was wrong, she said she was afraid.  Since she was a fairly dramatic child, given to emotion, I was not … Continue reading

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The Parsonage

Parsonage,n.–Syn.  rectory, pastor’s dwelling, minister’s residence, manse, parsonage house, presbytery, deanery, vicarage. “Anne dearie, believe me, the state of that manse is something terrible. Everything is thick with dust and nothing is ever in its place.  And we painted and … Continue reading

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What Do You Think?

I have an idea and I would love some feedback about its validity.  For quite some time I have been thinking about writing a book about PW’s (pastor’s wives).  There was a time when it would have been completely selfish … Continue reading

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Wrong is Wrong.

I just finished reading The Help by Kathryn Stockett. It ‘s a New York Times best seller and Katie read it earlier in the year.  She talked about it a lot and I have been wanting to read it but … Continue reading

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