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Wisdoms Gathered Reaching over 70… Adventures Pursued on the Road to 100!

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Thinking articles are about my thoughts and musings. What’s been on my mind?


I love writing. Of any kind. You know I do.But the last few years flattened me in some ways and I wanted to write but felt I didn’treally have anything to say worth someone else’s time. I had lots of good paragraph, alllooking to become articles. But nothing that I felt excited enough about to…

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Every fall I go away for an extended time alone in a cabin in the woods and I’m off to do so again in a few days. I’ve chronicled it in previous posts.  I choose state park cabins because they are fairly primitive: no TV, no internet, heat by wood stove. There are lots of…

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Doing articles are about what’s been keeping me active. What have I been up to?


I love to write.   Articles, teachings, even sermons on occasion.  But these past two years have been hard for all of us and I couldn’t think of  anything to write about that would have purpose and meaning. I had started writing a book a few years back, a memoir actually, about a period of…

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I have just turned 78!! Getting older never bothered me much, but as my body is catching up to the numbers, the last few years have given me pause to think about what I want to do with my remaining “perky” years. Someday travel will be too exhausting, it almost is now sometimes. Someday my kids…

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Experience articles are about the variety of life and the lessons learned. What keeps me growing?

To Write or Not? (When I don’t feel like it)

First, a bit of clarification might be useful about my article on the strength of my Aunt Marian. I certainly am not implying that any woman must stay with a drunk or abusive husband. I do not admire her because she did that. I have no idea how she decided that she would not kick…

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This Was My Aunt Marion

In my last article I promised to write short bios of the strong ladies in my family, the history I have listening and observing them as I grew up: here’s the first. This was my Aunt Marian. We always called her that. Never simply ‘Marian’. Had to be ‘Aunt’. It was that way in my…

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