Tag Archives: Friendship

A Short Fuse

I apologize if I have been rude to you.  I lashed out at a friend the other day.  I just lost my temper.  I have not felt very well put together of late. I seem to have little margin to … Continue reading

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Movies, Memories, Ponderings

As Bunny Watson (Katharine Hepburn) replied to Richard Sumner (Spencer Tracy), in the 1957 movie, Desk Set. . . “I associate many things with many things.” I first used this picture for a blog post in 2015 — Called Pouring … Continue reading

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Live Life and Love

Imagine that your spouse or someone dear to you has died, and you worry whether that person knew you loved them.  My Dad told me that he knew several people who were eaten up by that worry after someone had … Continue reading

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Disjointed Life: Friends, Ciarán Hinds, and Barn

Sometimes there are relationships in life that get strained or damaged and can’t seem to be put right. I discovered late last night when I realized that I hadn’t seen any FB posts, or chatted with a high school friend … Continue reading

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Two Gifts that Changed Everything

I am writing this on Saturday — and that is important, because today, on this particular Saturday, April 25th, two gifts tripped me up, stopped me in my tracks, and turned me around. The first gift was something I stumbled … Continue reading

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This Widow’s View of Men

As it has not even been a month since my husband died, this title may come across as a tad bit provocative. Nothing could be further from the truth. I write this post because, as this is a public document, … Continue reading

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Theological Sorrow

As I have written before, because of sickness, we are homebound these days, and we have updated our funeral plans and our obituaries. Not because we are at death’s door, but because we want to make such plans precisely when … Continue reading

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A Small Lenten Offering

The days of Lent are traditionally a time of contemplation, introspection and, renewal of faith. Beginning with the ashen crosses on our foreheads on Ash Wednesday, we walk with the Lord, until we stand, beneath the cross on Good Friday. … Continue reading

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Hope for a Divided Country

On Wednesday of this week, President Trump delivered the State of the Union Address. I am reasonably sure that my response to it, and that of my husband, is far different from many of my friends. We thought the speech … Continue reading

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Hope Above Our Pay Grade

Life is complicated, and every day we have to make judgments about other people. Are they trustworthy, competent, honest, safe, dependable, and who they say they are? We may need to hire a caregiver, a babysitter, an electrician, a tutor, … Continue reading

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