Author Archives: AECRM

An Excellent Evening

Some weeks ago, I wrote a post about visiting long time friends on their farm. You can read about that here:  When the River Won’t Flow: A Delightful Getaway While visiting, I saw a picture in the Tractor Supply Catalog … Continue reading

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Courage in the Public Square – 2

In the United States, there is a conflict going on. One of the bloggers whose posts I follow has dared to weigh in on the current battle over who will be our next President. The few responses that I read … Continue reading

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Dr. Elton Lehman Amid the Amish of Wayne County Ohio

Please allow me to offer a pleasant distraction to the current political wrangling that seems unending.   Recently, on October 30th, I wrote A Delightful Getaway about a visit I spent with friends on their farm. For this grieving woman — it was … Continue reading

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Thoughts on 1517 and 2020

On October thirty-first, 1517, Martin Luther posted 95 theses on the Castle Church’s door at Wittenberg, Germany, to voice his concern and objection to some of the church’s practices. He chose the day because the faithful would be attending church … Continue reading

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A Delightful Getaway

My parents loved any opportunity to flee their hometown and head for the rolling hills in Ohio. Beyond the beautiful landscape, I suspected my father enjoyed seeing horse-drawn buggies, and he certainly had a weakness for Amish baked pies. I … Continue reading

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A Literary Wedding Anniversary

It is perhaps a character flaw, but I am a keeper of lists. Among other things, I have a roster on my computer of important birthdays and anniversaries. It is updated regularly, and it reminded me that today is the … Continue reading

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The Roller Coaster of These Days

I have lost people dear to me before: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncle, and my dear Godparents. Through divorce, I lost my first husband; even though I was the one who sought it, it has never stopped being a weight and … Continue reading

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Stones and Letters

Earlier this week, I drove about 85 miles north to meet a friend at a cemetery. To be precise, I went to the cemetery where I had purchased some plots and where a recently engraved headstone and markers are in … Continue reading

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Tough Love

Last Friday, I was a soggy mess. I couldn’t stop crying. I was missing my best friend and husband so much that I couldn’t see straight. For those of you who don’t know, my husband died earlier this year. But … Continue reading

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Lure and Trap

At a former job in Arizona, one of my colleagues would regularly hold up as ideal Canada’s medical model where there was healthcare for all. As a veteran’s wife, I have learned both the blessings and limitations of The Veteran’s … Continue reading

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