Tag Archives: Love

Daddy’s Girl

It has been pointed out to me that the women in my novels often have a special and wonderful bond with their fathers. Oh there’s plenty of tension and flaws on both sides, but the father-daughter relationship is strong. Goo … Continue reading

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Autumn Memories

Dad’s birthday was September 8th.  In my memory, summer ended and school always started on that same day.  Which is, of course, totally impossible.  Still, each year, there are sights and smells and sounds that bring me right back to … Continue reading

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Love is Patient and Kind. And this is a major challenge.

A pastor had a church member, let’s call him Paul, who ran a concrete business.  You know, sidewalks, foundations, patios, whatever.  And this Paul loved young people.  He taught Sunday school and was always right there with the donation for … Continue reading

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Usual, Ordinary Beauty

Life is filled with ordinary beauty.  The soft gray of a female cardinal swaying on a wind-rustled lilac bush. A silver moon veiled by clouds ragged and thin as midnight prayers. Nature offers these gifts freely. Love carries its own … Continue reading

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Geriatric Ballet and Proof of Leavening

I’m making pizza. My yeast refused to proof, so I drove around the corner to the market for a jar of leavening.  The stuff promises it’ll last forever as long as you take proper care of it.   But, in my … Continue reading

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War and Dementia

My husband is an old warrior.  A Marine. A boots-on-the-ground grunt who served in Vietnam, though who the hell it was he served over there in that hot, green jungle, I can’t tell you. But, I can sure tell you … Continue reading

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