Monthly Archives: July 2011

Cars

I opened the door to take Margie out this morning and saw Matt’s little red Honda in it’s parking space.  As I walked by it, I had an overwhelming desire to pat it lovingly and say, “Thanks for taking care … Continue reading

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Russians, the Wizard, and Deep, Deep Thoughts

I grew up during the Cold War.  The bad guys, the ones who were either going to take over the world and enslave us or blow us all to smithereens, were the Russians.  Just the phrase “Iron Curtain” sent chills … Continue reading

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Canine Cousin Capers

This, as anyone who is around me for any length of time knows, is Margie: Margie is my baby.  She is actually Matt’s dog, and therefore, my grand-dog, but she lives in my house, eats, quite literally sometimes, from my … Continue reading

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O Pioneers!

Teaching literature along side history has impacted my life in lots of ways.  I’ve made some changes.  A few changes are large and others are small.  One of the smallish ones is the way I approach a new book.  In … Continue reading

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My Mount Everest

Cooking can often be a problem in early marriage.  New wives feel nervous about making meals that their husbands will enjoy.  I’m sure we are all sick of jokes about first year dinners being burned.  I’ve noticed a new and … Continue reading

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A Day’s Vacation

Circumstances being what they are, a week-long vacation is not in the cards for us this year, so we are having to be creative.  Last week we took a day and combined a “business” trip to Charlotte with a stop … Continue reading

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