Author Archives: Jean

A Change of Plans

January 20, 2018  

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No Lassie Here

January 19, 2018  

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Enjoy the Small Things

This 2004 post at The Thundering Herd brought tears to my eyes. Hu-Dad had taken two of the pups for a walk and was hurrying back because he was going to be late for dinner with his parents. But Nikita, … Continue reading

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Spiritual But Not Religious

The Atlantic recently had an interesting article entitled What It Means to Be Spiritual But Not Religious. Approximately sixty-four million Americans—one in five—identify as “spiritual but not religious,” or SBNR. They, like Beare, reject organized religion but maintain a belief … Continue reading

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Making Plans

Our plans don’t always turn out the way we would like, but that’s no reason to stop making them. One way or another they teach us a lot. January 16, 2018  

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Crazy Weather

We’ve been hearing a lot about the wind, cold and snow in parts of the U.S. — here in the Southwest we have the opposite problem. Kaitlin sent me this link about an outdoor fire ban in Angel Fire, in … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequence

January 14, 2018  

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Passive Aggressive?

Last month I read the word “Whatever” was one of the most annoying words of 2017. I think sometimes it’s an appropriate response. What do you think? January 13, 2018  

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Outdated Concept?

How do you explain “counterclockwise” to a child with a digital watch? –Anonymous That’s a great question! We have a lot of clocks in the apartment, but none of them are analog. So what would we say instead? A variation … Continue reading

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Assumptions

If you were the patient, would you make the same assumption? January 11, 2018  

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