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The Gift of Encouragement

Initially I was going to name this blog “Round Two,” but this is more like our third round of raising children. We started in 1979, and in the past thirty five years, opinions and techniques concerning child-rearing have changed many, many times. 596 more words

Raising Grandchildren

A Famous Life in the South Pacific: Euphoria

Review: Euphoria, by Lily King
Grove/Atlantic, 2014. 257 pp. $25

Suppose that three anthropologists, a husband-and-wife team and another man, cross paths in New Guinea in 1931. 664 more words

Reviews And Columns

Life, Love and Letttus

I make a terrible gardener. I’m afraid of bugs and spiders, and I’m never completely comfortable touching dirt. But the good Lord knows I tried. … 203 more words

Two Different Worlds, Two Different Women

While travelling in the ladies compartment of the Delhi Metro on 12 September 2015, I came across 2 women. They sat opposite to each other and had a clinging toddler in their laps with constantly changing moods. 517 more words


It is hard to stand aside when our children are #failing, but...

It is hard to stand aside when our children are #failing, but maybe that is the most important time to.

#TILT page 175
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My Baby Is Off to College. A New Chapter. For All of Us.

It doesn’t hit you until they are gone. Sure, we have been talking about it for a while, preparing in every way possible but it doesn’t hit you until the quiet takes over. 1,064 more words


I Found A Nugget on The Deadliest Catch

It’s surprising where God places nuggets of wisdom. I found one in a “mine” called The Deadliest Catch, a TV show I enjoy watching. 470 more words

Raising Grandchildren