Monthly Archives: July 2011

Red Light, Green Light

When I was a kid we used to play one of those games groups of kids play on the front lawn in long summer evenings.  It was called, “Red Light, Green Light.”  One kid got to stand at the front … Continue reading

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Parenthood

Lisa and her family are staying with us in Montana this week, and watching the trials of childrearing they’re experiencing with our five year old grandson has brought back a lot of memories about the joys of child-rearing. The grandparent … Continue reading

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Shopping

If there were an Olympics for shopping, my Grandmother would have taken the gold.  On the podium next to her, while the national anthem was playing, would be my Mom wearing the silver around her neck.  In this particular metaphor, … Continue reading

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Independence Day

You gotta love America.  We are a people who love to blow stuff up.  Even Francis Scott Key, while penning the poem that would eventually become our national anthem, talked about “….the rocket’s red glare, the bombs bursting in air….”  … Continue reading

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