Order Up!

*I wrote this back in 2013 on JoplinMOLife, yet I still find myself falling into this summertime role every so often. I suppose it will be this way every summer until my kids fly from the nest… Ah, summer. A time to sleep in, laze about, […]

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Facebook and #45: My Addiction

I did it. I went cold turkey. I deleted Facebook from my phone. I’d actually been contemplating this decision for several months, as the result of the presidential election and its aftermath had me focused on social media since November. And because my phone is […]

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There is Enough

“Today in Geography we were talking about different types of jobs, and apparently there’s one where you can travel all around the world and write about different cultures. That’s what I want to do.” My 14-year-old’s words gathered into a compact, virtual fist, then thrust […]

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Bloom or Rest?

All summer long, my hibiscus plants greeted people at my front door with their exotic tropical beauty. As elegant focal points in the ornamental containers on my porch, they have been languidly unfolding their delicate blossoms since May. Usually, when fall rolls around, I pull […]

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Have a Nice Day!

Have a nice day! I hear this benign little saying – a social nicety – practically every day, and sometimes several times a day if I’m out and about running errands or going through a drive-through. It’s become such a rote response to a human encounter […]

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