Cacti, Baseball, And One Very Cool Apollonia: A Visit to Arizona

I traveled to Arizona last week to spend a few days with my oldest sister. I haven't seen her since the death of her husband last summer, and so it was time to check in on her in person to see how she's doing. We keep in touch regularly, but it really is important to actually make an effort to be …

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Birthday Benevolence

This coming Saturday is my wife's birthday. We are currently wrapping out heads around how we'll spend the day and also what kind of present to get for her. She's already rejected going to a fancy restaurant for a meal that would exceed $100. I've since offered her an item off her bucket list for a present, along …

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Dignity in the Eye of the Beholder

We see them on the sides of roadways, interstates, under bridges, and at dangerous intersections.  They are those plastic memorials to remember those killed in an accident. Each are constructed to be weather-proof so that they can withstand the punishment of a hard rain or snowstorm.  I often look at them as I drive swiftly by, wondering more …

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“It’s All a Process”

A wonderful benefit of blogging under the WordPress umbrella is that you get to read the efforts of some very talented writers.  When a case of writer's block comes my way, lately an unfortunate weekly occurrence, I am heartened when I can read something by someone else that inspires me.  Or it makes me a terrible, plagiarizing copycat -- I'm not sure which. Today …

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