Monthly Archives: December 2011

Revolution or Resolution

That time is almost here where there is a societal pressure to make some sort of resolution in the New Year that will in effect change me into someone else. How many times have I promised myself that I would … Continue reading

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I cannot say it better than than this benediction: May Almighty God, who sent his Son to take our nature upon him, bless you in this holy season, scatter the darkness of sin and brighten your heart with the light … Continue reading

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The First Christmas

When was the First Christmas? It is being celebrated this year, last year, next year        . . . The First Christmas away from home…with the feelings of loneliness; the adventure of being on your own; hoping to spend the day … Continue reading

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Family extended

Our extended family gathered for my mother’s funeral. And what an extended family it is. I could not have imagined this kind of family gathering back when I was a child surrounded with my primarily German-English heritage family. Today it … Continue reading

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Back Home Again…

Each Memorial Day, as a child, I recall my father listening to (and later watching on TV)  the running of the Indy 500 – from start to finish. And I recall as part of the festivities the playing of the … Continue reading

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Not perfect

I was not the perfect son. And my mother’s stories gave lots of evidence to support that.  I have been (and may still be) willful, careless, obtuse, and a host of other unsavory adjectives. But she put up with these … Continue reading

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Life happens

I like to be in control. You like to be in control. We all like to be in control of our life and its events. Being in control of one’s self and one’s life is the holy grail of our … Continue reading

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