Category Archives: Holidays

Guaranteed Benefits ~ And No Fine Print

Have you ever bought something that was “guaranteed for life” and discovered way too late that the exclusions hidden in the fine print made the guarantee worthless? I bought some brake pads once that were guaranteed for the life of … Continue reading

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Invincible, Unassailable Freedom

Independence Day 2020 is certainly different from any we’ve seen, and the challenge of addressing the subject of freedom is both more challenging and more necessary than ever. I had begun this piece in a pretty sarcastic mood initially. I … Continue reading

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A “Grand” Father’s Day Reflection

A classmate named Allen was my best friend in the early days of high school, so when we had an early dismissal from class one day, it seemed like the ideal time to invite him to come with me to … Continue reading

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Out of Strength, Made Weak

Strength is universally appealing. In my mid-teens, a magazine filled with pictures of muscular guys posing on beaches surrounded by beautiful girls caught my attention and led to one of my first major purchases, a set of barbells. I committed … Continue reading

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A Living Memorial ~ Or Just Another Pile of Rocks?

No hot summer day, not even Virginia’s notorious ‘dog days’ of August, was ever able to coerce my grandpa into wearing a short-sleeved shirt. Long-sleeved shirts were a trademark of his, as was his ever-present hat and that little half-smile … Continue reading

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Revisiting Turning the Tables on Phoebe ~ for Mother’s Day

In these days of pandemic paralysis, nothing seems to be “usual” anymore, including the way we celebrate the most important women in our lives on Mother’s Day. So in light of that, we’re revisiting an article we published earlier that … Continue reading

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