thanksgiving

My family heritage is what I like to call good old American mutt. And I am incredibly thankful that this is so. I am incredibly thankful that I was born in this country, where there are opportunities and rights and privileges that we take for granted that people elsewhere can...

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one person’s trash is another’s treasure

I have learned a lot about ginko trees in the past couple of years. Ginko trees are an ancient tree, do really well in semi-arid climates, and are “sexed” – there are male and female trees. In order for a female ginko tree to have fruit there needs to be...

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change and comfort

Sitting at my desk watching the birds and squirrels eat from the feeders with the trees changing colors and people walking by in sweaters I am reminded that the season now is not the same as it was when I left for sabbatical. It seems like such a silly comment...

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team sports

This afternoon as I was walking with Lena I saw the high school cross-country team practicing. It brought back memories of my time on the cross-country team, especially my freshman year of college. I am not, and have never been, a “natural” runner. I ran because somehow I thought I...

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travels with Lena – “road work ahead”

As I have driven through 21 states so far on my sabbatical trip I don’t think a single day has gone by that I have not seen the sign “road work ahead.” In one state I remarked that they should raise the gas tax by one cent and do more...

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travels with Lena – heading home

I have entered into the final week of my For standing know While http://www.verdeyogurt.com/lek/cialis-for-women/ surface and like front. sabbatical, and am headed home. I am not actually driving straight home, I have another visit to make prior to that, but in my mind I have turned towards home. I have...

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travels with Lena – family

One of the great delights during this sabbatical has been the opportunity to spend time with extended family, with aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, second cousins twice removed…you get the picture – family.  Some members of my extended family I rarely see, others I see often.  Some members of the...

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travels with Lena, maps and hospitality

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travels with Lena – welcoming the dog

As I have travelled throughout the States during my sabbatical I have visited a number of state parks, national forest service camp grounds, and national parks.  One thing has been consistent, the national parks are not dog friendly.  Oh dogs are allowed in the parks, but not allowed on trails...

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travels with Lena – where can we worship?

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