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God’s Teeth, Daughter

Twenty-five years ago, today, my maternal grandfather died. He was a proud man. A hard man. He was also a man who loved his family–though he had a terrible way of expressing it. Demanding, and critical, he was also–in his own way–caring. Your car died? He was the first one to lift the hood and …

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Soul Sunday: Heartbreaks and Heroes

“My ex-husband and I will share a lifetime linked through our children…”

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Fun Friday – Expect the Unexpected

On Easter Sunday my son-in-law’s brother suffered a level-5 brain aneurysm. Few people survive a level-5 aneurysm. He did, and I credit his survival to three things: the skill and dedication of the first-responders, and then the neurosurgeons, nurses, and other medical personnel who were critical to his emergent, urgent, and ongoing care; the love …

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Thought Thursday – Only Books

“…would they receive the same silent assent as I did, growing up? Or, would they be looked at oddly, perhaps teased or ridiculed…”

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Sparkle and Sound

I always felt a little sad, and not a little guilty the years we didn’t visit because it was the other-side of the family’s turn that year.

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