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An Adoption Story

We took our time at breakfast, not wanting to indulge our anxious expectations by arriving too early at the meeting.  Like teenagers, we pulled out our cell phone and took pictures of us on the “before” part.  We  looked the … Continue reading

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Soup: It Builds a Safer Neighborhood For Children

Being attuned to anything written about children, one of the first things I noted about Maggie Stuckey’s new book “Soup Night: Recipes for Creating Community Around a Pot of Soup,” was the insertion that neighborhood soup parties provide children with … Continue reading

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The 4 “R’s” Don’t mean “Resist” “Resent” “Refuse” “Rebel”

If you don’t want a child to practice the 4 “R’s” of Resist, Resent, Refuse and Rebel:  Here are the other 4 “R”s: Respectful Responsible Resourceful Reciprocal    The caretakers of children (parents, foster parents, teachers, coaches, clergy, family, extended … Continue reading

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Saving Memories—The Aftermath

Some years ago in early Spring, a friend of ours stopped by our home a little after 5 pm on a week night–on her way home from work. She noticed how nice our living room was, thought our galley kitchen … Continue reading

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Teen: Seeking Compassionate Life With Passion

Dear Friends, Just returned from our Yearly Meeting (Quaker speak for our annual get-together where we do business, socialize and seek and share Spirit with others–and eat, and laugh and watch how fast our children have grown since last year). … Continue reading

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Pesky Parrot Pilfers Perth

Word play is one of the best ways to grow vocabulary, enhance tongue twisting and look forward to Sunday mornings with Will Shortz (on NPR).  I have no idea when I first began to have fun with alliteration.  But I’m … Continue reading

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Am I What I Read?

Dear F/friends, PS:  I started to write this to introduce my new book, but I got side-tracked.  A good meandering to the internal parts of me, I thought I would share as a way for you, good reader, to take … Continue reading

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