Category Archives: Creation

Dead Water

Water: no need for “survival class” to tell us—we need the stuff! And we’ll do whatever it takes to get it. Historically, mankind relied on carefully-placed vessels, or wells dug deep in the desert. Unlike the convenience of our current … Continue reading

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Abundant Lovingkindness

“You don’t lose friends, because real friends can never be lost. You lose people masquerading as friends, and you’re better for it.” –Mandy Hale I’m a grandma! The prettiest baby girl born in over 20 years has already stolen our … Continue reading

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Oppression is a Dirty Word

WARNING: This Blog May be Hazardous to Your Machismo. Has this happened to you?  You offer to help, and somebody bites your head off?  You’re taken aback—but then you remember: this person is like that dog you rescued (thanks for … Continue reading

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Can’t Touch This

My mom’s in Hawaii right now: 60 degrees at night. Yum.  …And here? Seventeen. That’s more than 40 degrees of separation! (But I’m not bitter.) She keeps the hummingbirds year-round, which entails switching out frozen feeders.  It would seem she … Continue reading

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Today we helped somebody fill a dumpster.  As we carried armloads of lumber, shingles, and insulation, I was reminded of how much garbage each of us deals with on a daily basis! The GIGO adage (Garbage In, Garbage Out) started … Continue reading

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If It Ain’t Broke, Don’t Fix It.

Today I asked the roofer if he does gutters.  Nope.  He and his partners do one thing, and they do it well.  They roof.  They have a routine, and it works like clockwork—like a dance, actually.  I totally get that.  … Continue reading

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Little Pink Houses for You and Me

John Mellencamp writes songs about real people like “Jack and Diane” in a “Small Town”.  His song “Pink Houses” has a catchy chorus: “Ain’t that America….”  This song is about poor folk, teens with abandoned dreams, highfalutin businessmen, and drug … Continue reading

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