Summer Service

Summer Service

Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows. ~John Betjeman, Summoned by Bells I strolled slowly, rather than going at the heart-pumping fast pace of my usual daily walk. Took time…

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Twin Reflections

Twin Reflections

"I may be a twin but I am one of a kind." ~ Jerry Smith According to this New York Times article, twin births have hit a record high. Technology has something to do with the 76% increase in multiple births since…

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Reasons For Being

Reasons for Being

  Have you ever noticed during some of life's most difficult transitions we make some of the best friends.  For example when we go off to college, change jobs, relocate geographically, lose someone significant,  or become parents, others come into our…

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Never An End

Never an End

"Laundry, the never ending story..."  Clotheslines remind  me of my grandmother, mother and my dear Fanny, a woman who was another beautiful figurehead in my life. If you are a baby boomer like me, hanging clothing outside to dry used to be…

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New Life

New Life

A new baby is God's opinion that the world should go on ~ Carl Sandberg Ahh... don't you just love this picture? When you see such demonstrations of all encompassing love after a mother gives birth it makes you wonder how…

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Pioneers In Research

Pioneers in Research

  Today I am honoring two freedom fighters. Helen Taussig and Alfred Blalock, cardiologists whose pioneering medical research led to my freedom from ill health. I’d like to say thank you to all people who contribute in some way to make life better…

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