In Flanders fields …

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.   We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved, and now we lie, […]
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Mom …

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where […]
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Pentimento …

“Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because […]
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Time Passage …

“You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time and it’s up to you to pass it as you please.” ― Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1,522 days since my last post. A new record for me, and one that I do not plan on breaking ever […]
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Hold Hands and Stick Together …

Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life – learn some […]
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Grrrr-Atitude …

Christmas is finally over, and the New Year has arrived! Christmas 2013 was a cheerful event around our household this year and we did our very best to keep it as upbeat as possible with lots of family and friends around. As Brenda and I were taking down the lights and the decorations and the […]
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The Attack of the Inflatable Snowman …

It’s Christmas time all over the world, and we are going to get our first snowfall tonight and tomorrow here in Vancouver! I love when it snows at Christmas time, but I love it even more here in Vancouver because we get so little of it during the winter and when it does come, it […]
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On Being A Friend …

It’s been about a week and a half since my last post, and Brenda and I have spent much of our time this past week doing the Christmas thing. That’s been good for her and it has taken our minds off much of what has been going on as we waited for our second visit to the […]
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What Ever Happened to DIRTFT?

What did ever happen to DIRTFT (Doing It Right The First Time), anyway? So, no quote with this particular post, more of a rant from me on DIRTFT. It’s been a few days since I have been here, but then it’s been a busy week.  Brenda had her surgery last Monday, and in an earlier post I […]
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Insert life in the middle …

The quote above gave me much pause for thought the past few days. It actually comes from a poem that my oldest son wrote and then delivered to my Mom and Dad at the 50th anniversary party that we threw for them of 10 years ago now. It’s such a beautiful quote, and is part […]
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