Peace, Love, Joy, and Chute Happen

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The northeast heat wave has been oppressive this past week. But it’s been a beautiful week, nonetheless, because we’ve been on vacation. No business. No mail to collate, cats to feed, plants to water, dog to walk, or phones to answer… Why do we DO that anyway, run to grab the tele, just because it rings?! No hospital visits or …

Let the Sun Shine In

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I spent yesterday, sitting by the ocean’s edge, reading, thinking, and making notes. I thought about the questions Gary Chapman asks at the end of The 5 Love Languages chapters. “There would be fewer divorces if only people _______________” would work harder to compromise, to understand one another, and be willing to make the first move. “Has there ever been …

The Sandy and Soft Sides of Depression

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What do you see?   This morning I am in Ocean City, NJ where, right now, there is a warm breeze blowing across the screened porch where I sit. I’m feeling much better, having washed away the sweat and grime and exhaustion of a night filled with an oppressively hot and still air. We’re going to the beach early to …

Road Trip Amusement

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    On one of my recent trips I crested this hillside and was transported back to one of our family vacations. We were heading home from a trip to North Carolina, years before GPS became a household name. After realizing we’d somehow taken a wrong turn, Warren consulted the giant Rand McNally we kept in our car. There he …