Tuesday (plus one) Thoughts 6-20-18

Diana and I got back home yesterday after a 3-day celebration of our seventh anniversary.  We started talking about this last year shortly after our 6th (a great time to start planning is right after an event and while the highs and lows are still fresh).  We wanted to be more intentional...

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Tuesday Thoughts 6-5-18

It’s a small world (after all).  You’ve said, or at least thought this if you’re 20 or older.  You know how it goes.  At some random event, separated from the past by time, space and circumstances, someone comes into your view from days gone by, or is mentioned by someone...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-29-18

I had in mind to write about something else entirely until attending yesterday’s Memorial Day parade and service downtown.   Diana and I love being a part of a community that gets together, and Gaylord certainly does!  While there are many reasons for these public celebrations, yesterday’s gathering carried, of course, a somber...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-22-18

Which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Or how about, don’t put the cart before the horse!  Both of these conjure up thoughts of linear motion, an order to things. You know it well.  If I do A, it will lead to B, and that will lead me eventually...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-15-18

In case you’ve ever wondered, kayaks can fly.  They don’t get very high or fly for very long, but they fly!  I just discovered this Sunday while on a trip to the lake with two of them.  I glanced into the driver’s side mirror while turning out of my subdivision...

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Tuesday Thoughts 5-8-18

It has been so therapeutic to be outside, three days running, with a rake, pitchfork, and wheelbarrow (My dad would be amazed that yardwork could be so appealing to me)!  After the extended winter and that last blast of feet of snow, I couldn’t help but stop many times to...

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Tuesday Thoughts 4-24-18

My father has been gone 14 years today.  An anniversary like this always prompts a review of memories, and maybe because there is a hint of actual spring in the air, I’m thinking about fishing trips my dad and I would take.   The memories go way back to the rented...

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Tuesday Thoughts 4-17-18

I have to admit my love for winter has taken a huge hit since April began.  I’ve lost count of how many times I came back to the house hot & sweaty after a morning, noon and/or evening walk behind the snow blower.  The gas can is empty, the snow...

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Tuesday Thoughts 4-10-18

There’s a special sense of wellbeing on days after I’ve had a huge headache (I call them “rotten” headaches).   They happen often enough to be annoying, but they are not debilitating like some stories I hear of migraine sufferers.  Nevertheless, a day with a rotten headache is challenging, draining and...

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Tuesday Thoughts 3-27-18

If only things didn’t break!  Even the stuff of the past that we remember to be better (they don’t make em’ like they used to), eventually broke.  I have had my share of the surprise and interruption of broken things.  Fortunately, God has blessed me with an understanding of how...

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