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Life’s Unexpected Pleasures

Noticing that we had a new mail carrier, I opened the garage door for the large package she carried. We chatted. Then I offered her some small snacks. She had not had lunch and was most appreciative. A hug followed. … Continue reading

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1000 Pounds and 1000 Feet Tall

Language development in children has always intrigued me. When my two children were young and learning to talk, they each had distinctive words for milk. One would ask for “muck” and the other would ask for “moke” rhyming with poke. … Continue reading

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