Category Archives: Everyday Thinking

When It Became Quiet

On a somewhat recent shopping excursion I purchased some interesting paper napkins.  They have several questions on them that are considered conversation starters.  Until I was unpacking my groceries, I didn’t even notice what I had bought.  Ha, I thought, the grandkids will enjoy these. Now that I have used them on several occasions, the …

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Bibi: The Turbulent Life and Times of Benjamin Netanyahu (Book review)

I chose to review this book on my blog site because I thought it might inspire some of the readers here to investigate the book further. I couldn’t review the book on Amazon because I did not purchase it there but listened to it on audio from Talking Books, a service of the Library of …

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A Calendar Doodle

Moses occasionally waxed poetic in the book of Exodus and one Psalm is attributed to him. Psalm 90 was probably written close to the end of the Wilderness Wanderings.  Grandson, Kholton, wrote his mother a poem for Christmas.  It is so sweet!  As for me, I can’t even write to the meter of “Roses are …

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A Doodle on Being Retired

This year marked the actual time that I quit working entirely.  I’ve worked part time at something or another for several years.  Two years ago, I was forced into becoming a non-driver.  My eyesight slipped lower than 20/40 so the driver’s license was out of the question.  But still I held on to a vendor …

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Thanksgiving, 2018

This is a day set forth to return thanks to our Great God who has given America so much favor.  How glad I am for the Separatists who journeyed at great personal cost to the shores of North America in quest of liberty.  That’s where it all started.  That first celebration of harvest in 1621 …

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The “Leaf Sucker”

Our city has a wonderful machine that comes around all the streets in the city and vacuums up the rows of leaves we have all pushed to our curbs.  It is amazing.  What I have dubbed the “leaf sucker” came along and swept all my leaves this morning.  My hard-working grandsons and one granddaughter raked …

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A Reminder from a Poem

John Milton expressed well the attitudes we should employ in our days.  When everyone does his responsibility and allows God’s sovereign judgments, we don’t need recognition.  Once upon a time I memorized these treasured lines, but today only one or two came to mind.  Here it is in completion to ponder on this designated day …

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A Sticker

This week our nation had an election as it does every two years to fill the seats of the House of Representatives and half the Senate.  As is the custom, once we cast our vote, we are rewarded with a little sticker that states, “I voted.”  It is such a small thing, silly really to …

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Unbroken: A World War Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption

Louis Zamperini is a remarkable man.  This is his story. Although the movie with the same title was released recently, I am referring to the written book.  From a very young age I have always preferred the book to the movie.  Movies leave so much out and tend to twist things around. The book, written …

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The Roar of the Crowd

If you have been reading this weblog for very long, you already know that I love baseball.   The team I have followed since I was a ten-year old girl, the Atlanta Braves (then the Milwaukee Braves) happen to be in the season play-offs this year.  Now regular baseball is exciting to me, but post season …

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