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A new kind of normal

I was in charge. It was my day to lead the teaching session in our writers’ group and I was prepared. My lesson was to explain how to take our…

When to leave the party

I convinced My Sweet Al to attend a book signing party with me. He didn’t want to go, but I insisted. It’s the Christmas season. He needed to do some…

A string of Christmas lights

The Christmas season has bothered me for several years. I want to get into the festive mood and celebrate, but also to remember the real reason why we celebrate. It’s…

A push out of retirement

There are seasons in the year and seasons in life. My Sweet Al and I are entering into our winter season and I have no inclination to look for seasonal…

‘This is Us’: It’s about family

The buzz is going around about a new television family show, “This Is Us.” It’s a group of people with the same birthday. The broadcasting station promotes the show as…

Bring it to the house

My Sweet Al doesn’t feed me candy and talk Greek to me, but he does feed me candy and sweeps out the garage. He takes care of the car and…

If a person should live so long

If a person should live so long, surely she has learned something and has something to say. After living 75 years, three-quarters of a century, it’s my birthday week and…

No plucking blackberries here

Lines from a poem by Elizabeth Barrett Browning came from the pulpit on Sunday morning. “Earth’s crammed with heaven, “And every common bush afire with God, “But only he who…

What went wrong? I got the point

In my home life, I want peace. In my stories, I want tension. Tension keeps readers interested, but it doesn’t make for a happy home. There are two questions to…

Common ground on the Blanco

The pastor announced it, encouraged it, and I didn’t think twice. I ran to the table and signed up to take two college kids home for an afternoon. How hard…