less, but in no way lesser

This year did not go as expected. Few do, I’ve found, but this one went off the rails right around Memorial Day. It was a tough haul to get things back on track. That happened about the first week in December, and then it...

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apart and close

To be apart from a loved one, yet feel close to them – defying the distance – is a blessing that offers comfort and contentment. To be close to the beloved, yet feel apart and separate – across a chasm of...

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why I don’t go on vacation

Just after we returned from Greece, I wrote this in the first pages of a new moleskine.  I’ve been pondering it since then, as we have had visitors, as we talk about the trip, as we look ahead to school in a few weeks. We...

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