Monthly Archive: November 2016

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Mouths of Babes

My thirteen year-old child told me the reason math should not be a part of his school curriculum is in the “nature of what they ask you to do.” He said that anything that directs you with “problems to solve” is a bad idea. It tickled me so much I just told him that he needed to channel Vanilla Ice and played the song for him. The one where he sings, “If there is a problem, Yo, I’ll solve it.” I’m afraid he wasn’t terribly amused but he did finish his math lesson. Reminds me of his response to me,...

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Being Human

One of my readers jokes around with me, saying, “don’t get too happy or you won’t write as beautifully as you do!” I’ll take that as a compliment. Another friend had a death in the family recently and the tears shed reminded me of this Pinteresty ditty, “Grief is love with nowhere to go.” Leo Tolstoy puts it this way, “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” Grief comes from love. I have two female friends that call me an...

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Liberty

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”  Declaration of Independence (excerpt) “The Lord sent Nathan to David. When he came to him, he said, “There were two men in a certain town, one rich and the other poor. The rich man had a very large number of sheep and cattle, but the...