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Splinters

The weather has been fluctuating here in southeastern Nebraska. I’ve worn shorts and been barefoot during a sunny, 70 degree day only to scrap snow and ice off my windshield the following morning. Welcome to March. Each morning I have … Continue reading

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Carrots and parsnips

The idea of dangling carrots in front of stubborn horses or donkeys has been around for centuries. It’s a simple idea, take a stick with a piece of string, fishing line, etc. and tie the carrot so that it is … Continue reading

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The bad stuff

If you’ve ever seen Pretty Woman*, then you probably remember the scene where Richard Gere (Edward) and Julia Roberts (Vivian) are discussing her past. After listening to her story, he gently says, “But you could be so much more.” Her … Continue reading

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Squares, triangles, and icosahedrons

Geometry was not my favorite class in high school. I have often said the reason I had good grades in geometry was because my boyfriend at the time tutored me. I may not have known the equations that created a … Continue reading

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What is it about anger anyway?

Over the years I have had a number of coworkers who grew angry about something had done to them. I can understand being upset, yes, even angry when I am hurt by someone else. The level of anger I am … Continue reading

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Do you see what I see

One of my favorite pictures of my hubby and sons was taken in the middle of a silly moment. They were all watching something on the laptop, huddled together on the couch. I was warmed by the ease and comfort … Continue reading

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Coaches

I love to watch sports movies, especially the underdog story. Two of my favorites are Necessary Roughness (1991) and Facing the Giants (2006). In each movie the team needs direction and wisdom to succeed. Their coach is the one who … Continue reading

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Your own…

I had an anxiety attack at church this Sunday. I feel foolish, even stupid, and super embarrassed. A wonderful friend and mentor asked the simple question, How are you doing? She knows my birthday is in the next few weeks … Continue reading

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What He wanted

Approximately ten years ago, my husband met his biological family for the first time. It was deeply emotional for him to meet his father and mother, then his siblings. His father was only nineteen when my husband was born, his … Continue reading

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Bumps, bruises, and stories

As a substitute teacher I filled many shoes, including P.E. teacher, one of my favorite classes to teach. During one particular windy March day, I was teaching soccer to a class of sixth grade girls with whom I had built … Continue reading

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