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October 1, 2020

Higginsville “It is not that we are old, we are just not young anymore.” The words are not mine, and I am afraid I may not have quoted them correctly.  I heard them, on the original Magnum P.I., spoken by Tom Selleck’s character, and thought about how true they rang. Magnum P.I., the original...
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A View from the Road

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October 1, 2020

Library Walk “Truth exists. Only falsehood has to be invented.” George Braque (1882-1963) – Le Jour et La Nuit Sometimes we must look down to see the view.  One of my favorite places in New York is the Public Library, on 5th Avenue and 42nd Street; you know where the two large marble lions,...
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From the Editor

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September 1, 2020

Civility There is so much to miss these days, from getting together with people to being able to make plans; I believe that regardless of how long this virus last, it will come to an end and I will once again be able to go shopping or on vacation.  But I am also missing...
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Food

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September 1, 2020

Comfort Food I write about things which I care about, impact my life and that I enjoy sharing with the people I love.  How could food not fit in that category?  Yet, the pandemic has made this column, along with others, more challenging. It is not only that sharing a recipe feels a bit...
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From the Editor

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August 8, 2020

“El País Que No Existe The Nation That No Longer Is”   It is hard to believe August is upon us, and we are still basically trapped in the same world of covid-19. This should be the month we are celebrating the height of summer; instead it so much feels like July and June...
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Poet’s Corner

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August 6, 2020

I Miss You I miss the laughter. I miss the sound of the children running down the hall  and jumping into the pool. I miss the serving dishes being utilized and the vases filled with flowers. I miss anticipating your arrival. I miss adorning the teacart with berries and delicacies, which I think you...
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From the Editor

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July 1, 2020

Truncated “If you had known who I am, then you would have known who my Father is. From now on you know him—and have seen him!” ~ John 14: 7~ Many years ago, I took a correspondence course, offered through my denomination; the classes were held, at the church I was a member of. ...
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Poet’s Corner

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July 1, 2020

Happy Thoughts I miss being okay. Do you remember when we were okay? One moment we were fine, I would not say we were outstanding or even content really, but we were all okay, yes, at the very least we were okay; now suddenly none of us are even okay. The world no longer...
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From the Editor

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June 1, 2020

Evil is not the Answer   I would like to write about the bittersweet moment this morning, of going to my container garden, and harvesting Cuban oregano, and tomatoes, to complete the Johnny Marzetti, I am making for dinner. Yes, it was wonderful to reap such abundance; but it made me sad to pick...
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In the Wild!

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June 1, 2020

A Yellow Chickadee!   This lovely little chickadee dropped by for a visit; and brought a smile to our face!
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