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Grace Vanderwaal Meets the World

Grace Vanderwaal I’m at the point in my life where nothing much really surprises me anymore. I’m mid-fifties, born and raised in southern California. I’ve traveled and experienced quite a bit in my blessed life. In my myopic mind, there isn’t much I haven’t seen. But every so often an event, person, or thing happens… Read more Grace Vanderwaal Meets the World

Back To School…NOW

Back to School I don’t have kids. But I have plenty of friends that do. And this time of the year is easily the most favorite for many of them. I know it’s late August/early September by the look of the stay at home Moms I see at the gym. They can’t help it. They… Read more Back To School…NOW

My Olympics

Olympics The Olympic Games have come and gone and have left us all with images we will retain for a long time. Rio hosted the Summer games this time around and I honestly thought it  would be an unmitigated disaster. Between the crime and the pollution in the water, I was just waiting for something… Read more My Olympics

The Esau Syndrome

Esau There is no condition that shapes the USA than the Esau Syndrome. If you aren’t a church attender then you probably have no idea what I’m writing about. Esau is responsible for one of the biggest blunders in the history of history. A goof that changed the course of it. The Bible states the… Read more The Esau Syndrome

Dear Amy Gannett

The following is a response to an article beautifully written by Amy Gannett. She writes her own blog and it is very good. I do take exception to this article, expressed below. If you have the time, read her blog and then read my response. I would love to hear what you have to say. Dear… Read more Dear Amy Gannett

Summer Camp 2016

Summer Camp Okay, I’ll say it if it makes you happy. I’m old. Not old old, but 54, going on 55 in October. I’m just getting to that part of my life where my body isn’t cooperating AT ALL with what I want it to do. Zip. Zero. Nada. As you know by now, I… Read more Summer Camp 2016

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You Don’t Believe in God?

Atheism When it comes to the subject of atheism, I confess, I am at a loss for words. I don’t get it, probably never will. I know, atheism has been around as long as religion, but that doesn’t make it any more remarkable in my eyes. Some people grow up in a household that didn’t… Read more You Don’t Believe in God?