Category Archives: My journey

On Turning 75

Five years I wrote a brief post about turning 70 years old.  Yesterday, I became 75. One of my friends in my writer’s group is also celebrating her 75th birthday in a few months.  She is planning to write personal reflections about … Continue reading

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Going Back to the Big Bang

I do not have a mind for math or science. I do have an orderly and logical mind, but it is fueled and sparked by the nuances and shades of words, by metaphor and images (visual and written), and by … Continue reading

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The Missing Ingredient

I was in one of my favorite places, the north side branch of the library. As I removed my “on hold” books and DVD’s off the shelf,  I heard giggles. I turned around and noticed the Wednesday morning toddler story-telling session, … Continue reading

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G.K. Chesterton and Me

I recently read an excerpt  from a G.K. Chesterton essay about his being bored to death during a long train ride. He moans that he had no books or newspapers, “not even a pencil and a scrap of paper with … Continue reading

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Memorial Day – My Father’s Story

Memorial Day is a time to honor the lives and remember the deaths of soldiers who served in World War II. The town of Raritan, New Jersey, where I was born, knows how to do that! Banners of their hometown heroes … Continue reading

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Lessons from a Cactus Plant

For many years one of my most beloved treasures has been a large cactus plant. Quite nondescript for most of the year, it burst into a riot of color in late November and early December. It had so many blossoms … Continue reading

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An Unlikely Friendship

Gregg was a precocious thinker, a born leader, a mature writer, and an “old soul.”  He was in the seventh grade during my first year of teaching. I tried to match his thought processes; he worked on perfecting sentences. We worked together … Continue reading

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One of a Kind

A friend and I were catching up over pizza. She enthusiastically described plans for a family trip “out West” this summer as well as plans for two of her children to travel in Southeast Asia for a month. I told her … Continue reading

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