Category Archives: Life

Small pieces of life.

Sgt. Pepper’s Album changed my life

Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”. The first time I heard it was just a few days after its release. My best friend Melissa and I were in … Continue reading

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the boundlessness of divine love

I’m just guessing, but I think I came to embrace the joys of living in a multi-ethnic society during the three years my family and I lived in Hawaii. Each year the school I attended, Radford High School, celebrated Aloha Week … Continue reading

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Moving Experiences

A recent conversation with a journalist friend and a couple of “moving” articles got me thinking. I have some mixed feelings about gentrification and the ‘forcing’ of people out of their homes and their comfort zones to make way for new … Continue reading

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Ah sweet, and not so sweet, mystery of life

What exactly is life anyway? “We don’t have a very good definition of life,” said researcher Christopher Voigt of the University of California, San Francisco, who works on synthetic biology. “It’s a very abstract thing, what we call life, and … Continue reading

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Thawing out

So here it is.  ‘tis the “season to be jolly” has come ‘round again. I’ve been stuck these past few weeks in the post-election blues and my brain felt frozen. But today I did my “Merry Christmas” phone calls to grandsons and … Continue reading

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Serpentine Roads and Starry Skies

Our recent trip to Colorado and New Mexico was full of adventure–which I highly recommend, at any age, to stimulate your brain and keep your juices flowing. Driving up to Colorado through New Mexico, we were treated to a variety of big … Continue reading

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May you stay forever young

This is me with my mother at about six months of age, 68 1/2 years ago. We were living in Germany where my dad was posted for three years. I really don’t remember anything about Germany.  I used to think I’d … Continue reading

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