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Toothpicks for Minnie

Nobody ever dreams of finding love in a toothpick. After all, it’s barely a sliver of wood. But sometimes the simplest things in life teach the biggest lessons. 437 more words

Walmart In A Different Language

This family has not, as a general rule, spent much time in Walmart. This probably stems from my feeling, years ago, that the store offered cheap and cheerful crap–with the emphasis on the cheap and crap. 1,210 more words


I'm Not Ready

For some much of my life I felt like time stood still. I couldn’t get through situations or circumstances fast enough. I couldn’t move on quick enough. 700 more words


Just Like Her Mom

My daughter Charlotte, now 20 months old, is just like my wife.  You’d think they were twins if Charlotte was taller.  They don’t just look alike though, they act the same.  533 more words



Later this week I will have sent myself “via airmail” to my home town of Newcastle upon Tyne in northern England. I’ll be there for the opening of Spring Show at… 343 more words


Another Crisis in England

Gill is forever telling me about crises that strike her adopted home in the U.K. Brexit , of course, is the best known one at the moment (with Mrs. 572 more words


A Constant State of Efflorescence

Unfurl your petals–

stretch out and reach for the sun,

my beautiful girl,

the brightest in my garden.

You’ve saved more than my own life.