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Christmas in Saudi Arabia

Today’s guest blogger is my wife Kim, who discusses how the words “Christmas” and “Arabia” could once be used in the same sentence when she lived in the Middle East more than 40 years ago.  512 more words

Personal Stories

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

I am often envious of those who have wonderful Christmas memories from their childhood. I was raised in a dysfunctional home where my Mother had a serious mental illness and my mean older sister was allowed to rule. 653 more words


The Lessons I've Learned From Younger Guys

There’s this old inside joke that my girlfriends and I have, which may or may not involve me prying on a younger herd. For the most part, I tend to briefly laugh it off only to agree with them seconds later. 1,932 more words

Love & Relationships

'You don't understand' is the worst-ever way to begin a sentence

I got drunk with one of my friends a few months ago; I was in his town on a business trip, and we just met up and grabbed some beers/burgers. 671 more words

Fundamental Explainers

The Power of One

All it takes is one person. One person with an idea and the determination to put an end to scleroderma.

Everyday we are inspired by the people across our region in Illinois, Wisconsin and Indiana who dedicate their time and energy to organize their own community events to help further our cause. 389 more words


Barbara Webb: Turning Her PPMs into BBMs

Dear Family and Friends,

I’d like to share another post from Barbara Webb, whose husband, Al, is now in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease where he is still active, but needs an increasing amount of help with daily activities.   869 more words


Here's the Story...

Today’s experiment:

I had a modicum of success making a painting of the fig tree in the back yard as seen through the window screen in the kitchen. 384 more words

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