Category Archives: Personal Reflection

Life, family, things that don’t fit in other places

O Christmas Tree….

The annual argument about ‘real’ trees versus ‘fake’ trees is upon us. Proponents of ‘real’ trees talk about the smell, the uniqueness of a different tree every year and so on. Proponents of artificial trees point to the costs of … Continue reading

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Message in A Bottle….. Prompt 1/500

“While at the beach you decide to write a message in a bottle. What would it say? Who would you like to find it?’ Wow! My hands are small for a man but they are not small enough to “write … Continue reading

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I Don’t Know What to Write About….

I don’t know how often I heard the words in the title when I was a full-time teacher. I┬ánever had any problem finding words; quite the contrary. I have trouble limiting myself because I am always ready with a response, … Continue reading

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Of Poems and Prayers and Promises….

John Denver once sang a song about ‘poems and promises and things that we believe in…’ and I am not afraid to admit I liked the song a great deal. It spoke to me of love, companionship and contentment and … Continue reading

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Taking Stock….Of Time, Advent, Jim and Other Matters

In our culture it is common to ‘look back’ at the year just past and soon the inevitable ‘best of 2014’ lists will be out, or maybe they have already been published to spur on the financial madness we call … Continue reading

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My Heart is Very Full…..

I left England in rain and chill this morning and arrived in glorious sunshine and warm weather in St. Jean Pied de Port in the heart of French Basque country. Wild cherry trees with white blossoms are blooming on the … Continue reading

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Camino de Santiago: A Magnificent Obsession….

Yes, I know I have written about the Camino before, and my longing to make an attempt. It is different now, it is real. Two weeks from today will be my first day on the Camino, and from everything I … Continue reading

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