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Do You Remember These?

When I was a little girl, there was a local five-and-dime within walking distance from the neighborhood I lived in.  Every year at Easter time, they displayed dyed Easter chicks in their front window, just like you see in the … Continue reading

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When Grief, Mourning, and Tragedy Are Making it Hard To Cope

She wakes up with a jolt, sits straight up in bed after just having had a vivid dream that disturbs her greatly.  In the dream, she is standing in front of an opening elevator door waiting and expecting her sister … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: A Source of Anxiety

Today’s daily prompt:  Write about a noise — or even a silence — that won’t go away. (We’ll let you interpret this in different ways…) I really didn’t want to write about this even though I’ve been thinking about it … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Eerie

In this week’s photo challenge we are to depict the word “Eerie.” A few weeks ago I was driving home from a local state park and happened to see a group of vultures sitting atop a TVA Electrical Tower.  They were a … Continue reading

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When Veterinarians Are Faced With Euthanizing Their Own Pets

When I was a neophyte veterinarian, and fresh out of school, the veterinarian I went to work for used to always say that it was good for ALL veterinarians to periodically have to go through the euthanasia process with their … Continue reading

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Two Funerals in a Day

Yesterday I went to two funerals.  Two very different funerals.  It was a somber day and the type of day that makes you pause and do some deep reflecting on life, death, family, spirituality, etc. The first funeral was for … Continue reading

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Anticipating Loss: When Our Beloved Pets Age

A few days ago, I had to take my cat, Bigfoot, to the vet. Whenever people hear me say that, they give me a strange look or ask me WHY I took him to the vet when I AM a … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Show and Tell

Today’s daily prompt:  You’ve been asked to do a five-minute presentation to a group of young schoolchildren on the topic of your choice. Describe your presentation.  I love to educate children about bats.  When I was a teenager and in … Continue reading

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A Comforting Lesson and My Take on Teaching Sunday School

At my church, I help teach an All Ages Sunday School class.  There are about 5 of us adults who take turns coming up with the lessons and teaching the class.  While the class is mostly geared towards the more … Continue reading

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Daily Prompt: Far From Normal

Today’s Daily Prompt:  Many of us think of our lives as boringly normal, while others live the high life. Take a step back, and take a look at your life as an outsider might. Now, tell us at least six … Continue reading

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