Monthly Archives: June 2020

Oops! With Love and Humor!

  The new quarter at the university meant new classrooms. As a German professor, I was accustomed to welcoming students speaking in German. With an armload of books and papers, I entered the room, put my belongings on the empty … Continue reading

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An Ode to Dad

   He’s a pearl of great value my mother said. She was right. Lucky to have married him, the father of our two children. We love him. He’s patient and kind. He listens even when the topic is difficult. He … Continue reading

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Time for a Nap

Gentle, chinook breezes blow as nature’s creatures are busy. The humans are as well. Progress has been made on the new bird house. Some days, long lengths of grass for nests hang as we note a beak or two pulling … Continue reading

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Basking in the Warmth

The decorative stones in our garden beds are home to more than shrubs and flowers. After several days of heat followed by rain, the azaleas popped with radiant colors.   Our home in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, featured a stone wall fashioned … Continue reading

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