Category Archives: Everyday Thinking

One-Eyed

I met with my eye specialist this morning for my quarterly visit. My right eye has lost a great deal of vision and I asked if it were necessary to get the injection in it since my vision is so dim in it.  My doctor replied: “Every bit of vision counts.  If you were to …

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The Bottom of the Ninth Inning

When I was about ten years old, I became a big baseball fan.  My parents listened to all the Milwaukee Braves games on the radio and three or four times a summer we would make the three-hour drive to Milwaukee to attend a Brave’s game. Although sometimes quietly, but consistently, I have followed the Braves …

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An Emotional Morning

Four years ago I felt up to traveling the long distance to Pensacola, Florida to see my oldest grandson graduate from high school. He graduated as part of the Pensacola Christian Academy Homeschool group.  This morning he graduated with a four-year degree in criminal justice from Pensacola Christian College.  Am I proud and happy?  You …

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Footprints of a Pilgrim (book review)

Footprints of a Pilgrim:  The Life and Loves of Ruth Bell Graham, is what I would call a coffee table book because of its larger size and abundance of photographs.  It is considered a biography although the author credit goes to Ruth Bell Graham.  It is largely the work of her children, mostly daughter Gigi …

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Fake Cats, Fake News, Fake Faith

The nursing home where I visit weekly has a fake cat.  A woman had the cat sitting on the table in front of her while I stopped to visit with her for a few minutes.  Now this is quite a cat.  Obviously, it is battery operated and sensitive to touch.  It purrs with a very …

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Talking Books

I am so excited!  I received my player today for the forthcoming talking book selections.  For several years I have checked out audio books at my local public library.  I particularly liked to have them in my car when I took trips.  Music is fine, of course, but a steady diet of music is mind …

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A Birthday Doodle

My mother was born at home on April 16, 1919.  Her birthday sends an avalanche of birthday memories for some reason.  My father was also born at home, October 22, 1915.  It was common in the early 20th century to have home births. A doctor did attend my mother’s birth, but I am uncertain about …

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The Humble Potato, a mind doodle

It seems as if children no longer think of a French Fry as a potato.  Children hungrily, almost greedily, eat them alongside a burger.  The same potato, peeled and boiled is not a delight.  They may look into the bowl of boiled potatoes with question.  What is this?  They seem too lazy to mash them …

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Critical Thinking Skills and Social Media

To develop discernment, it is important for parents to question their children for reasons they behaved a particular way.  In addition, parents should not set out to “trap” the child into a confession but it is rather to give gentle but firm advice for future action.  Very few children are going to learn discernment all …

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Life Hacks

In my generation, I am a 1943 model, if something was hacked up it was a rather sorry mess.  When I first learned how to cut a whole chicken into pieces for frying, it was hacked up and certainly could never be served in a restaurant.  When my mother instructed me on how to cut …

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