Down (and in) to Earth…

I love when things are clean. Fresh linens, spotless floor, all trash taken out; crisp, clear water for swimming or dipping in toes, new car (or in my case, the two dollar “new car smell” tree we can afford), crystal clear windows, pleasant aromas that don’t involve diapers, perfect counter tops and equally clean stove [...]

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How to Survive Complete Loss of Power

It was an unusually perfect Friday morning. For Ohio, when there are no clouds and the weather is 72 degrees, even the trees seem excited. It was time to plan a last ditch-attempt trip for our family, perhaps a visit to Niagra Falls or something, before school starts... That was when the electricity guy knocked [...]

Forgiveness Friday: The Abandoned Generation

"Ain't found a way to kill me yet....." "Oh, God, please, won't you help me make it through!" These are some lyrics from the song "Rooster" by Alice In Chains..... music from my generation. I mentioned in an earlier post that this was always one of my favorite songs as a young teen, and I [...]

I Found the Cure-All!

There are some people in my life, some conditions I've had, and situations I've experienced where I've tried everything to "make it better." Migraines: still here after decades of tried and supposedly true cures, both natural and medicinal. Situations: does any one know where I can find a fresh million? But I'm here to talk [...]

An Easter to Remember

While Holy Week brought with it the flu for the last of its victims in my family, the baby and me, upsetting all those "plans" of partaking in as many church events and prayers as possible, a surprise awaited me on Easter.... I recovered just in time to be able to partake in the intimate, [...]