Archive for February, 2013


Final Salute

  We stood in silence, and still as statues, this crowd who had gathered to lay a good man to rest.  The young men entered the pavilion, raised the flag from the coffin, while another uniformed man played a hauntingly beautiful rendition of Taps.  The sun shone brightly on this winter day as the two […]

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Another Day

Crawled into bed last night, replaying the moments of my day, and enjoyed the flow of it all.  Naturally, I wanted to write it all down. The day began at my house, where a handful of my close friends (including my mother) sat around my table, Bibles opened, sharing God’s Word, lots of laughs, plenty […]

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It’s Official

Not sure why it fills me with dread I’ve gone over the facts in my head There is nothing to fear All is perfectly clear All the forms can be easily read   I have dotted the i’s, crossed the t’s They’ll look over my spreadsheets with ease But I still feel this way When […]

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Rise and Shine

Scrambling eggs, that’s what I was doing.  I had unloaded my dishwasher, and I’d put these cups on the counter, ready to be carried upstairs to my little mini-kitchen where I keep the treasured K-Cup machine.  There they sat… nothing special. But I turned around from the stove to see the morning sun pouring in […]

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A Girl’s Best Friend

You know I love lyrics.  But I’ve got to say… that business about diamonds being a girl’s best friend… that’s just sheer and utter nonsense. I have a teeny-tiny diamond in my wedding ring.  The “engagement” portion of the ring had one that seemed a bit bigger, but it turns out, that was just an […]

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Lovely

The beauty of the high plains is a rugged beauty.  Barren landscapes that stretch as far as the eye can see.  The rising of the sun, and its majestic setting… we do have incredible sunsets.  Wild plums that put on a wonderful show in the springtime.  The plants here are tough, just like the people […]

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Where Should We Go?

  Oh my!  The incredible traditions we have in the United States! Earlier this year I was remembering a photo I’d seen of Ronald and Nancy at an Inaugural Ball, and I was thinking of how dream-like it would have been to attend such an event.  And then my mind was off and running, thinking […]

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Taking Flight

We were flying home from a business trip.  I was tired from the long week, my head was bobbing, and I closed my eyes to take a short nap on the hour long flight to Albuquerque.  The winter clouds made a soft blanket of white over the landscape, with only occasional holes to look down […]

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New Passports

It is with great joy that I begin the process of my passport renewal.  I have suffered for ten long years with my current little blue booklet, and I say good riddance!  And more joy is mine.  Apparently, you can now just take your own photo if you are renewing, and if you’re clever enough […]

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Oh February!

What a darling little month.  You’re just nestled in there between the cold days of January, and those windy days of March… and you seem like a fine respite to me.  You house the nonsensical Groundhog Day.  How in the Sam Hill that ever became such an all important day is just too much fun […]

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