Personal Pigeonholes
Dodging a Bullet

Dodging a Bullet

Dodging a bullet is a loaded description nowadays. We dodged a weather bullet generated during the aftermath of Ida, a destructive deadly storm that stretched from New Orleans to New England.  Many did not; as of now forty-five people lost their lives, and many more...

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It’s a  Day to be Grateful for . . .

It’s a Day to be Grateful for . . .

It’s another day to be grateful for fans. Yep. All that grand weather that revived me is a happy memory, and new reason to hope for cooler, drier days. So, I am grateful for fans; fans make the AC mightier.  I remember the challenge of losing AC in Dallas in July....

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A Eulogy of Sorts: Proverbs 31: 10-31

A Eulogy of Sorts: Proverbs 31: 10-31

An acquaintance died unexpectedly — stunning her family and friends.  Their grief over her passing was palpable.  As some have recounted her cheeriness, her wry humor, compassion and understanding, their sorrow saddened me because I had not known her better.   We both...

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What’s Changed?

What’s Changed?

In the past fifteen months, what’s changed?  The pandemic and 2020’s fallout have been changing me, just when I thought I was too old to change.  Nobody’s ever that old, right?*   I can’t predict for how long these changes will last; but here’s how I am changing for...

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Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property

Discovering unclaimed property in my mother’s name has been unsettling, reacquainting me with feelings of loss, grief and guilt. And yet giving me and my brother with a wee spot of cash from our mom. UNSETTLED  My mother bought a $500.00 insurance policy when she was...

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