Monthly Archives: June 2013

Father’s Day Remembrances

A few weeks ago, my Future Challenge asked what your legacy will be. I started blogging long after my Dad passed away, and so he hasn’t been featured much in my posts. Still, he was a big influence in my … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Could You Live Overseas?

Challenge #24 Have you ever thought of living in another country – or retiring to one? My beloved would love to move around – getting a flat for six months or so in each of the cities and we’d love … Continue reading

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Flag Day – or – How I Grew Up With Old Glory

You’re a grand old flag, You’re a high flying flag And forever in peace may you wave. You’re the emblem of The land I love. The home of the free and the brave. Ev’ry heart beats true ‘neath the Red, … Continue reading

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Future Challenge – Beating the Blues

Challenge #23 Into each life a little rain must fall… Each of us has ways of dealing with life’s little troubles. Some of us get busy, and some of us can’t get going. Some eat and some fast. Some seek … Continue reading

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Chasing the Blues Away

Serenity Prayer (from a longer poem by Reinhold Niebuhr) God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, The courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference. Okay, I’ve been away for a … Continue reading

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