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Word Play

Word Play

I was sitting on our deck, when my neighbor’s five year old son came over for a visit. He was very excited to show me how high he can count. With the exception of him disrespecting the number thirteen, I listened to him count to twenty. Proud of himself, he counted to twenty again, and again. . I tried to encourage him to include the number thirteen, but for some reason, he just didn’t like the number. Around the tenth…

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Sticks and stones

Sticks and stones

The beach was pretty much empty.  Besides me, there were a couple of ladies with several kids hanging out by the shoreline.  These kids just finished having a surfing lesson.  One of the kids was a girl of about ten.  She abandoned her surfboard by the shoreline, and was heading into the ocean to frolic and play.  Her mother called her name, trying to get her attention.  The girl didn’t hear. . My focus shifted from my book to this…

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Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by…

Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by…

Not too long ago, my husband, Marc, and I took a defensive driving class to save some money on our auto insurance. We were dreading going, because we thought it would be long, tedious and boring. Fortunately, the class was taught by a wonderful and lively man who made the class interesting, and the time just seemed to fly by, mostly because he used driving examples that had broader life implications. For example, he asked the class if anyone has…

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Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by…

Teach your children well, their father’s hell did slowly go by…

Not too long ago, my husband, Marc, and I took a defensive driving class to save some money on our auto insurance. We were dreading going, because we thought it would be long, tedious and boring. Fortunately, the class was taught by a wonderful and lively man who made the class interesting, and the time just seemed to fly by, mostly because he used driving examples that had broader life implications. For example, he asked the class if anyone has…

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