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Christmas, Family, Extended Stay, and Rigid Flexibility

It’s Christmas time, and that means reflecting on family, friends, and the true reason for Christmas. In my mind, and without any intent to be blasphemous, I must go back to my Catholic upbringing and make a confession: “It has been more than one month since my last blog post …” Often as we approach […]

Moving from “Surf City” Sand to “Children of the Corn” Rows

Moving Our feet firmly anchored in beach sand, grains drain through the thin middle and pile effortlessly onto the base of the hour glass. Drifting snow and swirling winds replace high and low tides. New adventure looms. *** Yes, the time has come to spill the beans, let the cat out of the bag, break […]

Blog Falls off the Map! Concerned Follower Outraged?

I’ve been away from the blog world for so long, I almost forgot how to put up a new post. My number of views per day has dropped faster than … “What is ‘from 10 hits per day to 1 hit per day, Alex?’” If I’ve said it once, I’ve stated it a million times […]

Thanksgiving, Kids, and Counting Pumpkin Calories

Thanksgiving … it is one of the great American holidays, and its activities are excellent sources of alliteration: Food, football, festivities, friends and family (at your own risk, in some cases). For me, I’m very grateful, even thankful, for the many blessings received throughout the year – wonderful people whose paths have crossed mine, the […]

Why I’ll Never Forget Edward Andrew Bredbenner

Never forget. Those two words are frequently tossed out in normal conversation: “I’ll never forget that episode of …” “He (or she) is someone I’ll never forget.” It’s said so often, that one wonders whether so many things could possibly be remembered. In this case, I can say with certainty – barring any serious memory […]

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