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Magic words and our cultural passive aggression

Recently, two religious kids came to my door trying to sell me stuff to help fund their scholarships. I politely declined, and they immediately demonstrated… 633 more words



The Ten on Tuesday topic today was Thresholds. I’ve read some of the posts whose writers quite literally walk you through their day, over the thresholds, they’ve crossed. 32 more words

a thought for today ...

Just a little note about my knight …

I’m so thankful for a husband who has fought for me and will defend me through life. I’m thankful for the “dents” in his armor and his imperfections. 37 more words


how to be my husband’s armor bearer

“And his armor-bearer said to him, ‘Do all that is in your heart.

Do as you wish. Behold, I am with you heart and soul.’” –  I Samuel 14:7… 303 more words


Preparing for the Next Memorial Day

With each year that goes by, the Memorial Day for the Fallen of Israel’s Wars becomes harder and harder for me.

And my sons are still young, I still have a few good years ahead before having to lose sleep over them again. 494 more words


Wearing synthetic diamonds.

The desire for diamonds: society, aesthetics, culture, marketing.

The creation of synthetic diamonds: investigation, experimentation, rational.

Diamonds embody some mystique of perfectio perfection in nature, yet is now created by humans (with fewer irregularities or impurities).


When reading becomes a social crime...

“No entertainment is so cheap as reading, nor any pleasure so lasting.”

- Lady M. W. Montagu

When I was a child, BOOKS were banned from the dinner table.

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