Monthly Archives: March 2012

Aware and Thankful

It is one of those afternoons you want to stamp on your memory so well that you can close your eyes and bring it back at will-especially in months like November or January. I am sitting on the front stoop … Continue reading

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Prayer Request Update

Several weeks ago I asked you all to pray for my son who had just arrived in Afghanistan.  We talked to him yesterday via the wonders of Skype and I thought I’d write an update. He spent the first couple … Continue reading

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A Call for Class and Sportsmanship

Last weekend our hometown played host to the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament.  There were people here from all over the country.  People have all kinds of preconceived notions about Southerners, and one of those is that … Continue reading

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Praying for Kendall

This is the sign I hang on my classroom door at the beginning of every March: Very few people outside the state of North Carolina will understand the reason I must do this.  I teach humanities.  A successful humanities class … Continue reading

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For the Love of the Irish

All my life I wanted to go to Ireland, but I never really expected to have a chance to do it. When my son was stationed in Germany he and his wife did lots of traveling; they visited Ireland and … Continue reading

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No Good Deed…

goes unpunished.  I admit to feeling a little like that this evening.  On this the first light weeknight of daylight savings time, I thought I’d take my grandchildren and dog for a walk.  We did this most evenings in the … Continue reading

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WHAT is that Smell?

Today was a gorgeous day.  The sun was shining, it was plenty warm in the sunshine and the sky was a lovely shade of blue.  I was thrilled to notice on the way home from church that the weeping willows … Continue reading

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Carolina Identity Crisis

This morning as I was dusting my bedroom I was thinking about the Carolina game against NC State coming up in about an hour.  I thought, “Maybe it would be best if we just lose this game.  Then John’s wrist … Continue reading

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An Oreo Ode

Today is the 100th birthday of the best store-bought cookie ever:  Oreo, the “Chocolate Sandwich Cookie.”  I adore Oreos and I have been enjoying them for as long as I can remember.  I do not like just any old chocolate … Continue reading

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Re-evaluation, Re-thinking, and Re-committment

I wrote often and at great length about the importance of the Humanities last year.  I have been involved in trying to get a program of study in the Humanities up and running.  It has been exhausting work.  This is the … Continue reading

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