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INDEPENDENTLY SPEAKING

Writer, Public Speaker, Writing Instructor

 

June 7, 2019

We were leaving for a funeral on Saturday and had to pause in our garage to debate which vehicle was least dirty.

I know every place people live has its problems. Just last week I read an article about rats taking over parts of New York City. In Washington DC, residents...

May 31, 2019

It’s 5:32 a.m.

My wife, her dog, and three grandchildren are sleeping in the basement. The sun is coming up over the slough and there are at least five different varieties of bird songs floating through the open window. I wish I could identify what I’m hearing. You know...

May 28, 2019

Memorial Day, by definition, is about remembering.

That’s an easy task, in a place like this. I’m a few feet away from the graves of my great-grandparents, the ones who got on a boat and left all they cherished behind to come to this place, to help build this church. Yo...

May 23, 2019

Our farm could break Marie Kondo’s heart.

She’s the woman, originally from Japan, who helps people rid their lives of clutter and everything that “…doesn’t spark joy in your life.”

My first thought when I read about getting rid of what doesn’t spark joy in my life was “W...

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