Category Archives: Personal

From Fear to Faith

    In today’s world,   anxiety increases with instant media, and personal anonymity. People text, twitter, and phone, but do not see each other face-to face.  Trust in one another breaks down, with news headlines of bombings, mass shootings, and threats … Continue reading

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Surviving the Traffic Jungle

    Something happens when a motorist slides behind the wheel of a car. The primal instinct takes over. The law comes to a new low, with survival of the fittest. It peaks during certain times of day.   Rush-hour traffic … Continue reading

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Pre-Work Workout

  Swimming a mile at the pool every morning at 5:00 has come to be such a part of my work day, that I rarely alter my routine.  Although getting up at 4:00, gathering up my swim gear, and work clothes, … Continue reading

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Therapy Thoughts

Is God Punishing Me? “What’s on your mind today, Jack?” I say, as the therapy session begins. His sullen, weather-worn face frowns beneath his Vietnam cap.. Having limped down the hall, cane in hand, Jack slumps in his chair.. “I’m … Continue reading

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Strolling Through The Woods Connects Me With Nature

     As I lace up my tennis shoes to complete my daily stroll around the lake, I think of my New Years’ Resolution to continue to make this trek a daily, healthy habit. As I grab my hand weights, I … Continue reading

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My 2012 Resolutions

Today, picking up the newspaper, I read about the shaky economy, riots in Syria, and unrest in other parts of the world. At the bottom of the front page, I spotted an article about New Year’s Resolutions, and how to … Continue reading

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What Does The Vietnam War Bring To Mind?

What does the Vietnam War bring to mind? As a student at an all-female college,  I remember  peace signs, mini-skirts, bra-less coeds, t-shirts, jeans, and watching the war on television.  With three college-age brothers exempt from service,  I wasn’t personally … Continue reading

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My Starbucks Habit

     After my car rolls into the Starbucks parking lot, I quickly park, and stroll into the cold early morning air to the entrance. Entering the small white cottage, I am greeted with the fresh aroma of brewed coffee. I … Continue reading

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