Monthly Archives: November 2012

A Good Example

While I didn’t expect the response to rival that of an invitation to Worlds of Fun or a new PlayStation, I thought there was a chance one of the four grandkids might show a tweak of interest in riding along with me to Saint Joseph Continue reading

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Errands Run Amok

It seemed like a really simple plan, nothing spectacular, routine to the point of being mundane Continue reading

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Some Mighty Fine Leftovers

I am standing at the edge
of my neighbors’ field,
looking west at the colored ending
of the last Lord’s Day in November,
eating the last piece of apple pie. Continue reading

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Faith, Hope and Love

These old walls have withstood
a century of shaking and settling,
the rattles of wind and earth. Continue reading

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Peaceful Risings

Some mornings,
our rising comes early
and we wake to gentle dawn,
our hearts as at rest
as silent silhouettes of elm and locust Continue reading

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Tilting the Kaleidoscope

I think that in much of our lives, we often and only see others in a particular role that comes to define them in our minds: Continue reading

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Better Light

Many days begin like this with us believing there is more beyond the walls and windows of our lives than what we can immediately see. Continue reading

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Religion Before the Storm

Though some may mock the masses and scoff at crutches, I never met a skeptic who thought an umbrella good enough for facing a tornado. Continue reading

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Other Shoes

We stood looking at the course before the start of the race, wondering why no one was running up the long steep hill just out of the gate. Continue reading

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The Easier Way

It is easy enough to find the rough,
whether on an old road often traveled
or in casual words that deserved more thought
than was given. Continue reading

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