Category Archives: Giving Back

Faith of Our Fathers – or Mothers – Why Lent?

It’s Lent – in fact we’re almost halfway through it. Both my parents and all four of my grandparents were Protestants, most of them actively practicing their faith and attending church services as long as they were physically able. But when … Continue reading

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Many Thanks for the Fun Stuff

In this Thanksgiving Season, I have many important things, and a few fun ones, to be thankful for. Among the fun items are some blogging awards, and I’d like to share that bounty with my own nominees of varied and … Continue reading

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Veterans/Armistice/Remembrance Day Musings

It would be wonderful if we didn’t need a Department of Defense, or of Homeland Security.  It would be amazing if natural disasters never happened, and we never needed the National Guard. It would be great if we could rewrite … Continue reading

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Election Day 2012 – The Grand Responsibility

What a difference it makes to be retired. In past years, the polls opened too late for me to vote before work, and I had to join the beleaguered legions who voted after working all day. Standing in line, waiting … Continue reading

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Verrrry Interesting – Specialty Blogging Awards

My Dad always quoted the old proverb, “If a thing is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.”   So that’s my excuse.   I’ve received a few very nice specialized award nominations recently, and have been taking my sweet time to … Continue reading

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Taking Care of Business… Some Thank You Notes

I am a little overwhelmed and very appreciative – I’ve been nominated for a number of great blogging awards over the past months. I wanted to do the acceptance posts properly, so I’ve been pitifully slow about it. I apologize. It … Continue reading

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