grad gowns

Hanging It Up

First there were baby blankets, colored in soft pastels and artfully draped over a crib railing as we eagerly awaited the birth of our new little one. Following that was a row of petite dresses, some in pink or yellow and a few in navy. Bedecked with sashes or ruffles, they brightened our daughter’s closet…
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Off The Beaten Path

“Stop and smell the roses,” they said. “Life is a journey, not a destination,” wrote the distinguished Ralph Waldo Emerson. Heck, even Miley Cyrus (way back in her clean-cut Hannah Montana days) crooned similar advice, courtesy of composers Jessi Alexander and Jon Mabe: “Ain’t about how fast I get there; ain’t about what’s waitin’ on…
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Creative Spirits

  I wish that I could be like the cool kids; cuz all the cool kids, they seem to fit in…they seem to get it.  –from Echosmith’s 2013 hit, “Cool Kids” Orch dorks, choir nerds, band geeks–all can likely relate to Rodney Dangerfield’s famous quip, “I don’t get no respect.” When you’re in middle or…
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Fur And Feces

There’s something very wrong with me, and it’s not about to get better in the foreseeable future. The following remarks may provoke the antithesis of Dale Carnegie’s famous advice; I’m sure to neither win friends nor (positively) influence people, but I will nevertheless carelessly reveal this unfortunate side of my true nature. Pets–especially dogs and…
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Entertaining Fools….or Angels?

Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. –Hebrews 13:2, New Revised Standard Version Say hello to April 1, commonly known as April Fools’ Day. This is a date on which people–and especially the more gullible among us, including moi–should be on guard lest…
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