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Hiroshima Revisited: Out of the Ashes

Eight years, three months, and six days before I was prematurely born, an atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima, Japan. Three days later another was dropped on Nagasaki, and the Second World War was essentially over. All … Continue reading

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Leap Year 2016

Well, it sneaked up on me several weeks ago. How about you? The desk calendar I use for work had a Monday, February 29 on it. And of course, my initial reaction to that is always . . . disbelief. … Continue reading

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A Moving Tale

I am in the middle of some major life transitions, changes that are welcome yet challenging at the same time. I am moving the office for my part-time job to a location 10 minutes from my home. This job actually … Continue reading

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Hitting Hard

On Wednesday of this week the traffic on the way to work was unusually heavy, and the pouring rain made it an even greater challenge to navigate. As I crept along in the seemingly endless slow moving stream of cars … Continue reading

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When Things Collide

I have been to two memorials in the past two weeks: one for my niece, Victoria; the other for my friend, Robert, who died on the morning of Vic’s memorial. Vic was 20 years old when she died; Robert was … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Settees

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . . .” Thank you, Charles, for that awesome, albeit¬†ominous, beginning to this blog. How does one begin the story of two couches? Has one ever been … Continue reading

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