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You can say I’m in denial, but I don’t think the cancer killed my Dad. He is still alive to me. And, I think of Dad more often than on Father’s Day. Don’t get me wrong. My experience is not […]

First read in Farm Show magazine May 2018: Written by Anonymous The other day, a friend at a store in our town read that a methamphetamine lab had been found in an old farmhouse not far away and he asked […]

Don’t give chocolate and donuts to people with weight problems. Food is a temptation and love doesn’t tempt us, but encourages us to be moderate and nourishing.

Many of us make lists. We read in The Message, “God, who gets invited to dinner at your place? How do we get on your guest list?” Ps. 15:1 I can interpret this to mean, invite yourself! We can invite our […]

Inalienable rights are different from rights that come by human approval. They are from the divine. The inalienable right to liberty isn’t given to us by laws of the land. Liberty is ours. And, we can make laws that express […]

Valentine’s Day is the second busiest holiday for restaurants, after Mother’s Day. The optimist in me sees happy couples lingering in the candlelight of love. The realist in me sees people eating. Love may make life worthwhile, but we eat […]

In my corner of northeastern United States, political turmoil is evident. In quick-time, the media and public conversations can get a bit heavy. To lighten my mind, I took a few steps: I educated myself, prayed, and became a bit […]

Last night I had a dream. Of course, I seem to dream during the day too, but last night’s dream was thought provoking. The dream was of a couple getting married in a garage. The intentions of the couple was […]

It’s been a weird month, though it started out fine. My father-in-law died. The death was expected. He lived a long and useful life, leaving behind amazing children and their progeny. My husband and I traveled 6,000 miles to attend […]

Out on the job, I spontaneously came across some news that seemed bad, then instantly good. I was talking with the director of the local animal humane society. I asked if she received the picture of my neighbor, Adam, and […]