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Learning the Chicken Dance at 88.

I remember learning the chicken dance as an adult at the first German wedding I attended. As I thought, “How ridiculous!, You want me to do WHAT!?!” Then you begin the dance with the hand beaks comes a smirk, the … Continue reading

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On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me…family holiday ground rules.

The second debt of Christmas is to your immediate family. There are so many things that pull on you during the holidays and you have to develop family ground rules to deal with those issues. These are general rules on … Continue reading

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Food for Worms.

One of my favorite movies is Dead Poets Society. This movie shaped my adolescence in a similar fashion to Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Peace and the Chocolate War. This movie introduced me to the term ‘Carpe Diem’, ‘Seize … Continue reading

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Unalienable Rights

Yesterday a former student of mine posed a very simple question on Facebook, “Can anyone explain to me why I’m “supposed” to be supporting Israel?” In response she has had people run the spectrum from Israel being God’s chosen people … Continue reading

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And there will come soft rains…

As I pause this evening to enjoy a light show from the heavens while I reflect on my week I see how the thunderstorm and life are similar. Soft rain falls everywhere, watering plants, animals and rivers alike. The hope … Continue reading

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Family

Family is such an interesting word. It means many things to many people. To some it is simply those who they are genetically related to. For others, it means those that they have found to be like-minded and that they … Continue reading

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