Monthly Archives: July 2018

Wisdom from my parents (USA)

My mama was a speaker of wise sayings – some she made up and some she just picked up, like – Don’t bite the hand that feeds you, which might also be extended to don’t bite the hand that guards … Continue reading

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Doesn’t play well with others

It’s standard early education comment, but I suggest to Mr. Trump the ways some of my dear friends have become grown ups. An introvert rehearses a few remarks before public occasions, and, in every setting, finds the person who most … Continue reading

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We are the Socks

One of my favorite summer pastimes is reading books that were given to me for Christmas. You see, I read a lot of books, but mostly I read … fiction and mostly I read, I will readily admit it, science … Continue reading

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A poem not intended to be about immigration

We put a dog dish in the backyard, a big-dog bowl, not far from that dog’s grave. Shady, we called her, a rescue, stolen really, chain cut from the crack house where she was a guard dog – sweetest tempered … Continue reading

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Mongkohl — for Tham Luang cave

I just heard his name the mother says, and it is what we all say, we who are waiting near and far away during this rescue of the Wild Boars footballers from Mai Sei, and everyone who waits in the … Continue reading

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I always laugh about spilled cream

I always laugh about spilled cream, even the special from-the-farm whipping cream from well loved cows in a glass bottle, which tips over in my friend’s kitchen when she hit it with the hand mixer. “Whoops, chemo-brain,” she says, and … Continue reading

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Children’s Song for Mark 6: 1-13 “Welcome” from Aotearoa

Lynne Frith writes “I’ve been a bit inactive on the writing front, but today came up with a brief song for Sunday 8 July, to use after talking with the children about welcome and hospitality(Mark 6:1-13). We will follow the … Continue reading

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July 4, 2018, This Land is Made for You and Me

Chorus This land is your land This land is my land From California to the New York island; From the red wood forest to the Gulf Stream waters This land was made for you and Me. As I was walking … Continue reading

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Canada Day — Guest Post, Brian Fraser

I am re-printing Brian Fraser’s reflection for Canada Day from the online church Casa. As we approach our national holiday in Canada, my attention is drawn to the fact that most of those in my wonderful group of reflective, resilient … Continue reading

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