Tag Archives: Family

Mamas, Dramas, and Leaving the Nest

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The act of leaving the nest is a bit traumatic for everyone involved. I had the opportunity to observe the process in microcosm one summer when a Robin family built a nest between a light and a down spout on our back yard deck.  Baby birds … Continue reading

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Launching, Living and Landing

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Some days I feel like I’m living in a transportation hub, like an airport, with family members in various life stages launching and landing all around me. When I travel (literally, not metaphorically), I board a plane at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  It is a busy … Continue reading

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The Stuff of Life

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Have you ever looked up the word “stuff” in a dictionary?  It’s quite entertaining.  The Merriam-Webster Dictionary includes the following definitions, among others, of that which is by definition general and undefined:  materials, supplies, or equipment used in various activities  an unspecified material substance or aggregate … Continue reading

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Meeting God in Family Stories

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If you were to write a story about your life, what would be its message?  What would you want your great-great-grandchildren to be able to read about you in a hundred years or so? I was thinking about this as … Continue reading

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Picnics and Protection

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Memorial Day is our opportunity to remember, honor and thank those who have given their lives in the service of this country.   Culturally, it has also become a nice long early summer weekend to be enjoyed while lining streets for small … Continue reading

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