Category Archives: relationship

The People I Want to Be Buried With

EVERY AUGUST, just before school begins, our church holds its Community Health Clinic. Free medical, dental, hearing and vision checkups for all ages. Free backpacks filled with supplies for all school-age children. Some spa services – haircuts, nails, massage. Free … Continue reading

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I LEAVE at HOME concerns about split infinitives, dangling participles and subject-verb disagreements and the eye that spots from across the room and before anyone asks, misplaced commas and breaches of capitalization rules. And Dickens. Yes. He stays back, too. We … Continue reading

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An Old Friend Asks for An Update

A FRIEND I’ve lost touch with finds an old Christmas card and writes to ask for an update on the family. Based on her questions, I calculate the card to be from 7 years ago. I’ll hasten to let her … Continue reading

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