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A pair of scissors and a life lesson

“What do you want for your birthday?” My daughter asked. “I only want a pair of kitchen scissors.” It seemed simple enough when I asked for them, but I had…

Getting ready for the next season

I decided to take one more swipe at the dust and cobwebs before the snow flies. Not only are we entering into the Christmas season, but Sweet Al and I…

Getting ready for the next season

I decided to take one more swipe at the dust and cobwebs before the snow flies. Not only are we entering into the Christmas season, but Sweet Al and I…

How would Erma do it?

You want me to teach the writers’ group as to how to write humor? If I do, everybody needs to bring a situation that has made them mad. Humor is…

Thankful for the things we do as family

Do you remember the scrapbooking days? Everyone was taking pictures to create pages for their albums. Our daughters were big into it. I remember the parties just to make pages.…

Thankful for the things we do as family

Do you remember the scrapbooking days? Everyone was taking pictures to create pages for their albums. Our daughters were big into it. I remember the parties just to make pages.…

Talk Greek to me and feed me candy

I stared at the clock. “Will this Greek class ever be over? We’ve been here 45 minutes, and have an hour and half to go.” I took a deep breath.…

I can only imagine: the character I’ve created

I can only imagine what is going on in the head of a reader. Tiger, an avid reader of this column, told a friend he must meet me; it’s at…

You’ve already said that: communicating in color

I looked at my Sweet Al in his recliner. No squeaking rocker, no sorting coupons or flipping pages in his Gun Dog Magazine. I didn’t know if he was sleeping…

Swinging on a pole

Our eldest grandson, who is 22 years old, lives in his own world. From my perspective, he is one step between the sublime and the ridiculous. But, I wouldn’t change…

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