Tag Archives: Feelings

Happy People

Gwyneth loved living at Euclid Retirement Home. It was clean, comfortable and she was well cared for. The staff was kind and helpful. Her room wasn’t large, but she didn’t have to share it with anyone, unlike friends she knew … Continue reading

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Mountains of Dreams

Majestic mountains with snow-capped peaks touch a baby-blue sky dotted with puffy clouds like fingers brushing God’s eyes, cleansing air. White dusted pines march up and down slopes erect as soldiers, as still as statues bearing arms, free from smoky … Continue reading

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Resolutions

I was quite small when I first learned of the New Year’s tradition of making resolutions, or setting goals for oneself for the upcoming year. The idea intrigued me. Just think, by choosing the right goals, and sticking to them, … Continue reading

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Bringing Christmas Home

Stan Ellis stuffed the last of his purchases into his camper shell.  Smiling proudly, he strode to the driver’s door, unlocked it, and climbed behind the wheel.  The engine started immediately, and so after giving it an extra shot of … Continue reading

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Dinner Talk

By the time Stan Ellis was finished mucking out the stalls, his seventeen-year-old body was exhausted. After a full day at school followed by band practice, it was a lot of work. He made himself a peanut butter and jelly … Continue reading

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Holiday Blues

What do you tell the children who find no quarter under their pillows – the missing gift of the tooth fairy – when the proper homage has been paid?   What do you tell the sad little girl whose stocking … Continue reading

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Defying the Odds

Neither of my parents went to college. In fact, my mother never attended one day of high school. None of my aunts or uncles or even not one cousin enrolled in college. It just wasn’t something that was done in … Continue reading

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