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Why does it still hurt

Does It Ever Stop Hurting?

There is a Facebook group that calls itself “The View From My Window.” It features appealing, pleasing photos of a variety of scenes and locales, taken out a window by members of the group. Although I am not a member of that group, some of the pictures taken show up on my page, and I …

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No man an island (1)

Do not go gentle into that good night

Do not go gentle into that good night,Old age should burn and rave at close of day;Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Those are the lines Dylan Thomas, the Welsh poet, begins perhaps his most famous, and unnamed, poem, written in 1947. It was suggested that Dylan wrote the poem for his dying …

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Capitol behind barbed wire

Once to Every Man and Nation

Once to every man and nation, comes the moment to decide…

How different we were, “yesterday, when we were young.”

Yesterday, When I Was Young…

Sometimes, in the least likely of places and at the least likely time, life causes me to wonder. One such time was yesterday, and the place was the scrap metal yard in a small town in central Maine, about ten miles from where I now live with daughter, Deb, and grandkids. And as I did, …

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Ruth-and-Naomi

On Being Ruth

We can be “ruthless,” but can we be “ruth?”

Fear, jumper

Fear…or Trust? Where Was I This Day…?

Trust?…or Fear? The choice is daunting, but one we have to face alone

On the road again

On the Road Again

Americans have always wanted to be “on the road again.” But have we lost our national can-do spirit, the spirit that once built those roads?

Searching for Meaning

Scruting the Inscrutable

In an American Spectator review of the book, Curiosity and Its Twelve Rules for Life, by author F.H. Buckley, the reviewer, Shmuel Klatzkin, relates a story told by “novelist and prankster,” Ken Kesey. In that story, Kesey recounted that his dad upbraided him once, declaring to him, “Your problem is that you keep trying to …

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Medics operating

“We’re Losing Her”

Our traditional English language is a marvelous gift handed down to us over the centuries…but, are we “losing her?”

Del and Betty Jane 5X7

I love you, Betty Jane…

“Somewhere over the rainbow skies are blue. And the dreams that you dare to dream really do come true”…and my dream came true, the day I flew Betty Jane

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