…on selfies and self ease. 

  “My favorite part of my body is my mouth.  It helps me eat and smile when I’m happy, and frown when I am sad.  It shows my expression, to let people know how I’m feeling.” These are some of the words that were a part of an assignment for my 4th grader.  They were…

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…on glad wrap, glad tidings and gladiolus

Glad Wrap.  There is nothing joyful about the annoying stuck-on-itself nature of this product, that, once started from its roll from a box that bites, is highly useful.  IF you can keep it from reaching back and grabbing itself in mid air on its way to its role as the sealer of all things lidless. …

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…on the lessons of fierce rather than the less-thans of fears.

My fear was the most confident thing about me. Whispering our fears into a flip turn to fierce turns the “less-thans” into lessons in courage.

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…on leveling up and leveling playing fields.

So… is JR dead, or not?  I wanted, at first, to call for a script rewrite like it’s the 80’s again and the writers of Dallas knew they had made a mistake so they called it all a dream.   And then I wanted coffee.  And a moment to think.  Not about the promises any…

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…on victory songs and sing-a-longs

“This land is your land….” This line, and the ones that follow it, have been rock and rolling through my head since Friday night.  I attended a concert by the Avett Brothers — new favorites for the wit, wisdom and gut wrenching emotion played out on banjos and bass, in an amazing display of musicianship.…

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…on the Cubs, curses and capturing a moment.

  Baseball has been the backstop for some “best of times” as well as the worst.  I grew up barely in Indiana in a rural community on the Ohio state line that couldn’t help but get swept up by the Big Red Machine in the mid-70’s.  We bestowed the greatest honor we could think of…

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