Joy Comes in the Morning

“Joy comes in the morning” would you agree?  Do you think Joy comes because you simply can’t cry all night long and wake up and immediately cry again?  Does Joy come because a sunrise is a promise of a new day and yesterdays problems are just that….yesterday?  I think it is all of that.  I […]

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Thank you Rusty Peter

I’ve Lost my dog. He wasn’t just any dog you see, he was beautiful, smart, and perfect for us! We have all said that he saved us, each one in their own way, he saved us. We uprooted our family in 2005; uprooted everything at 5, 11, and 15. It was a hot day in […]

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Can you hear me?

As I hold your hand I thought about how many times I studied them, the shape, your fingers, your rings, the softness. I think about the mornings over a cup of coffee and a cigarette and watching how you held your cards while we played our thousandth game of gin rummy. I think about seeing […]

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What Could I Have Said?

Yesterday was the first day of Spring and the light half of the year is finally upon us. For many of us it is like our life’s blood finally starts to flow and warm from the depression and weight of winter’s toll. My heart is broken for there are some who didn’t make it. My […]

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Joy? or no?

I am stubborn! This may come as a shock to you, but I am!! I am also a slow learner!! Some lessons have taken me over 40 years to sink into my thick skull!! For instance, I need to apologize to Mike when I do something that he doesn’t appreciate. I don’t like to tell […]

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Heart Repair at Christmas

Recently I have had many friends that have required heart surgery to repair various issues.  It rattled some thoughts in my head and I realized that I never seem to think of all of the mechanisms at work that keep my heart pumping.  Beside the obvious and magnificent elements that created such a perfect organ […]

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Life in the Heartland….

I have lived in the Heartland most of my life.  I was born in the desert of Western Kansas and later moved to the Oklahoma/Kansas border.  After I got married I moved to South Central Nebraska for 15 years and in 2005, back to the center of Kansas.  While you will hear me often complain […]

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Samhain

Twenty five years ago I was waiting at 373 S. Broad Street, Campbell, Nebraska, long after the sun went down and the dark moon came up, for Mike to hurry home from picking corn to take Ian out for his first trick or treating.  I can still see the pumpkin outfit hanging on his little […]

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Baby Surprises….

Some days I get stumped and have a difficult time writing about anything, much less writing about what might or might not interest the reader!!  I reached out on my blog site and my friend, Angie, posed this question, “What is the most surprising thing that has happened in your life?”  Well……. that question brings […]

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Living life….or so we call it

Today I was reminded of a poem that I read back in college. I still think it is timely. Down By The Salley Gardens       William Butler Yeats Down by the salley gardens    my love and I did meet; She passed the salley gardens    with little snow-white feet. She bid me take love […]

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