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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We Stitched Memories

We Stitched Memories

It's a funny thing. One of my most lucid memories of childhood was having a lemonade stand with my twin sister and my cousin, Meg, out in the middle of nowhere. That was 50+ years ago when our families were vacationing on Lake…

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Unrestricted Play

Unrestricted Play

Childhood comes only once in a lifetime. As I sat down to write my award-winning memoir, I was greatly surprised at what came to the forefront. Thanks to my parents, what was prominent in the well-spring of my recollections were the wonderful days of…

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Meaning In Nature

Meaning in Nature

Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. ~Albert Einstein The dogwoods are blooming! Their flowers  hold such profound meaning that many people are not even aware of the story they tell. In Easter Traditions, Chapter 14…

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Powerful Parable

Powerful Parable

What is a parable? It is a short story that teaches a moral or short lesson. Seeds of faith were planted in me at a very young age in a non-traditional way through the words of a stellar individual and other…

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Harvest Of Life Lessons

Harvest of Life Lessons

"For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For nature, it is a time of sowing, of scattering abroad." -   Edwin Way Teale Greetings! It is a fabulous fall morning. I'd like to send out an invitation for you…

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For This Child

For This Child

On April 10,  1988, a week after Easter, my husband and I had our son baptized in the church where I grew up. That day started an awakening of sorts for me. I stood on the altar in front of the baptismal…

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Into the Heart of the Story

An angel can fly directly into the heart of the matter. ~ Unknown Time is running out! Order the three time award-winning memoir Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected right now for the entire family to enjoy reading…

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