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Singing to soothe my sons

I have three sons — a stepson pushing 30 and two teens. I’ve been thinking back on their lives as one of my sons turns 18 today and is making transitions toward his adult life. 621 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ 'New'

I watched as he tried to read the words on the time-weathered tombstone.  And I smiled.  I get it.  The stories of people we’ve never even met or known?   126 more words

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An early morning New Year's wish

I write my blog early in the morning: up at 5, at the keyboard by 5:30, off to work shortly after 7.

Another thing I used to do early, 20 years ago, was get up on New Year’s morning to do a morning radio show. 243 more words

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Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me

This is the last in a short series about the most difficult time of my life, ten years ago right now. I told this story in January of 2011, but rewrote it for today. 1,015 more words

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The Christmas bellwether

This is the third in a short series of stories from 10 years ago. A sad story for Christmas Eve, but with a hopeful ending. Just one more story to go after this, next week. 548 more words

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Three hundred square feet

This is the second in a short series about the most difficult time of my life, ten years ago right now. I told this story once before, in November of 2009, but rewrote it for today. 964 more words

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A place to start

This happened 25 years ago. I’ve told this story here twice before: in 2007 and 2011, but I rewrote it this time.

Only the rough neighborhoods fit my budget. 1,703 more words

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