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christopher-cudworth's picture
By Christopher Cudworth A year ago on March 26, 2013, my wife died after 8 years of treatment for ovarian cancer. Notice that I do not mention the word "battle" or "fight" or "struggle" in the context of my wife's death. We worked through everything that happened together. We had many blessings...
douglas-r-keister's picture
The following is a selection from my newest book HEART-LAND: GROWING UP IN THE MIDDLE OF EVERYTHING. The last chapter details what happened at my school during the Kennedy assasination.  CHILDHOOD’S END A number of physical and societal signposts dictate the age when our childhood ends and we...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
My brother had a stroke a few weeks ago. It left him partially paralyzed and with some mental impairment. I just found out that my son-in-law has pancreatic cancer that has metastasized to his liver. Our oldest grandson was killed in a motorcycle accident two years ago. I hear stories like this on...
JohnnyOla's picture
I heard today that Miss Peggy Landry died last week. I was truly saddened by the news because she and her husband J. W. Landry are my friends. I don’t have many friends and every time I lose one, my ring of friends gets smaller and smaller. I don’t make too many friends these days. I guess I have...
annette-talbert's picture
Little stones lodged in my heart, each one weighing less than the whole.   Collectively~ they pull me beneath the surface, drowning me in sorrow. © annettealaine-2013
catherine-nagle's picture
God Could Not Be Everywhere, So He Created Mothers   Imagine a mother with seventeen children, being aware of one missing child alone in her bedroom for too many hours. She then goes on to make all the necessary arrangements to let this child know that there’s a world outside waiting for her,...
michael-seidel's picture
The crows are quiet today.  Cold air chills the sunshine.  Leaves are turning. A friend is going through a difficult time.  His dog, a rescue who was with him twelve years, became sick last Friday night.  His friend went into a spasm on Sunday.  He was alive but...
annette-talbert's picture
When the heart is heavy, and the mind is full, I head to the kitchen.~me Food has always spoken the language of love and family.  Throughout the ages,  it is what we share across all cultures- the ritual of cooking and eating together. In good times we celebrate with food. In bad...
catherine-nagle's picture
Chapter Seven Defending the Defenseless Make justice your aim: redress the wronged, Hear the orphan’s plea, defend the widow.   ‒Isaiah 1, 17               Without Mom, my father completely lost the will to live. He could do nothing...
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I want to share a great article I read in Parade magazine today. Writer Connie Schultz shared her reflections on five pictures of herself taken at ages 12, 21, 37, 45, and 53, after finding the George Orwell quote she has carried in her wallet for years. The quote:  "At age 50, everyone has...