Absolutely (dis)organized

Few maxims could be truer than “there are no secrets in a small town.” Because my family and I have recently been aiming for a trifecta of stressful life events–a graduation, a death in the immediate family and a house move–we have discovered this in a major way. Although we had told next to no…
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A Mid-summer Night’s Book

While the weather finally seems to be deciding it will cooperate somewhat and behave in a more seasonable fashion, few could credibly argue with the assertion that Summer 2013 was slow to dart out of its starting blocks. With most area schools having closed their doors three weeks ago, it’s about time school-age kids can…
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A Memorial Day Tribute

With Memorial Day only a few days in our collective rearview mirror, it doesn’t seem too late to reflect on that notable holiday. Nearly every Memorial Day at 11 a.m. for the past 17 years, I have taken my place in the clarinet section of the “Amazing” Worthington City Band to share in the local…
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A Beautiful Day To Graduate

To hear my kids deride TV shows targeted at preschoolers these days, you’d think they’d never been preschoolers themselves. But there was a time in their lives, whether they believe it or not, when Barney (the singing purple dinosaur) reigned supreme, when the four unintelligible TeleTubbies were greeted with delight, when dancing with The Wiggles…
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Outside The Comfort Zone

Comfortable? Most people are, when ensconced in their own routines and operating in the realm of their individual areas of expertise. But of course there are times when either professional or personal interests require us to step outside our boxes, take a deep breath and plunge into a setting or topic area that is more…
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