Category Archives: Inspiration

Happy Easter

 This is a wonderful Easter rendition of the Leonard Cohen song.  Happy Easter everyone.

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You Can Shine

Life isn’t how great you have become.  Life isn’t how rich you are.  Life is how many times you’ve been knocked down and still get up.  The greatness within you only shines to the world if you let it.  Don’t … Continue reading

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A Mother’s Courage

This is a wonderful example of a mother’s devotion, love, and courage.  I am always drawn to these examples that I may also show such traits in my life.          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMilJO1PjNQ

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Teach

My father was well known as a teacher.  If you’ve read my blog stories, you’ve recognized his unique art of teaching through the use of stories.  But all teachers possess that gift to impart knowledge, and often inspiration, to their … Continue reading

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Crime Worth Forgiving

This is a re-post of a video that was removed for a time from You Tube.  Interestingly, this is a commercial for Thai television that is three minutes long.  If only Americans could make such moving commercials.  I hope you … Continue reading

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The Memories of Parenting

This is why I wrote everything down knowing that someday I would lose that ability.  I wanted to remember those wonderful moments, those seemingly inconsequential moments of parenting that fill your heart with joy and love forever.  As I age … Continue reading

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Give A Little, Get A Lot

Sometimes we go through life without seeing those little acts of kindness that happen all around us.  Then, without warning we start to notice, we start to see, and we start to understand.  These small events then begin to affect … Continue reading

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It’s Not How Much You Have

Many of us grew up not knowing the true character of our parents.  Sadly, it is only much later that we find the evidence that changes our perception of who our parents really were.  I found this video exceptionally inspirational … Continue reading

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56. Do Me A Favor

Michal Weber arrived in Shamokin, PA, Northumberland County, from Stuttgart, Germany around 1770, changed his name to Michal Weaver, and the family with most of its branches would always live there.  He volunteered to fight for his new country and … Continue reading

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35. Oracle

One of the first things Karen wanted to do when we got back from our honeymoon was find a good job.  The job market wasn’t that bad in 1985 and so she had a lot of choices.  One ad that … Continue reading

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32. The One You Waited For, Part 2

I got home very late Thursday night, completely exhausted (that happens when you get 3 hours of sleep a night), and full of thoughts of San Francisco.  I spent my day off on Friday walking and thinking.  I walked to … Continue reading

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31. The One You Waited For, Part 1

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Well, my children this is the one.  This is the story that you have heard at the dinner table countless times, debated by your mother and I as to how this or that happened, and always ending the same way … Continue reading

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27. San Francisco

 “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco” – probably Mark Twain. I arrived in San Francisco on a sunny Friday afternoon in August 1975.  What a beautiful city!  I was having dinner at a small … Continue reading

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26. Trying to Fix It

In the five years since I had lived with Greg and John there were some substantial changes to my life.  Despite my efforts to the contrary, I had learned a lot at school.  The Viet Nam war ended, and with … Continue reading

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25. Taking the Next Step

Sophomore year was ending and the cycle of looking for an apartment for next year was beginning.  I don’t know how it happened but we all had decided to part ways and get an apartment on our own.  That might … Continue reading

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Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice? — Guest Post

Sugar and Spice, and Everything Nice? By Holly Patrone http://www.hpatrone.com I’ve written two humorous novels, ‘Death Is a Relative Thing’ and ‘Relative Identity’.  They aren’t memoirs but it’s hard not to let bits and pieces of real life roll into … Continue reading

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Small Town Mother’s Daughter — Guest Post

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Small Town Mother’s Daughter By Robyn Lawson by Blog Woman!!! (robynlawson111.com) Once in a while, my mother plays for me an old country song called, “Idol of the Band.”  One of the chorus lines says, “You may just be some small town … Continue reading

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Beloved Boston

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We all have our hometown.  Mine isn’t Boston, I was born on the Cape.  But I went to college there, I worked there, and I loved it there.  Boston isn’t the biggest town, it’s not the oldest town, and it’s … Continue reading

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