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Thoughts on Talent on a Sunday Drive

This morning my husband, son, and I drove about 30 minutes to eat breakfast at one of our favorite little cafes. The interior is very log-cabiny, and more than the food (breakfast is my favorite meal to eat out), it … Continue reading

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Appearances Can Be Deceiving; or First, Second, Third, even Fourth Impressions

In Edmund Spenser’s The Faerie Queene, Book IV, Canto V, there is a contest of knights’ ladies to determine ‘the fairest of them all’. The prize is a girdle which was made by Vulcan for his wife Venus, which he … Continue reading

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My Obsession, Regrettably

Parking this thought here for now. Something I want people to know, but holding back from posting it on social media. When you pull away from me and/or my family, it hurts. It says you don’t like me or us, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: James Pelham, age 16, on Thinking (or not)

In a program, when something goes wrong, the program crashes. It sees its current state versus what its state is supposed to be, then goes ‘Hey! These aren’t the same!’; but rather than thinking about what led to this difference, … Continue reading

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To Be or not To Be

I am currently reading A Circle of Quiet, the first of Madeleine L’Engle’s Crosswicks Journals. She uses and discusses the word ‘ontology’ a lot in these writings, and it’s really making me a little crazy because, although I’ve looked up the definition … Continue reading

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Music, Tenacity and Life

James was having difficulty with a piece of music and told me that it was his least favorite and that he didn’t like it at all. To his chagrin, I assigned it for a third straight week. I told him … Continue reading

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For this is right

In a letter to the believers in the city of Ephesus, the apostle Paul instructs the children to obey their parents, “for this is right.” To do something because it is the right thing to do is what we teach … Continue reading

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Utopia finale Part 1- “No Unnecessary Labor”

However, there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish, than hope, to see followed in our governments. This is the final sentence of Utopia. It mirrors my sentiments as well. I found several things that … Continue reading

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Teach them to obey

One of the very best life lessons I’ve ever learned occurred when James was just becoming a toddler. We were at my mother’s farm when James took off running across the yard.  Being concerned for his safety, I instinctively ran … Continue reading

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Reprove a wise man

There’s something you have no idea about. You have no idea how much I love you and Dad both. Just something my son said to me the other night while he and I were chilling in front of the TV. … Continue reading

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