Category Archives: Everyday Living

Mosaic of Life and Loss

I have never had alcohol aside from cough medicine, so I had to take the nurses at their word when they said, “The effects of magnesium sulfate are like being drunk.” Everything was blurry.  The room and the sheets smelled like … Continue reading

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Kidney Stones

I am writing this amid a kidney stone attack. Crazy? Let’s start with why there’s pain. According to kidney.niddk.nih.gov, “A kidney stone is a hard mass developed from crystals that separate from the urine within the urinary tract.” When that … Continue reading

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A Spiritual Life Lesson

I stepped out of the car Sunday after church only to have our neighbor greet me with smile, “Oh good you’re home,” but his tone was off.   “Do you need something?”  The heavy humidity caused me to move slowly … Continue reading

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Grandma Kushman

My grandmother is turning 90 this month.  The year she was born Babe Ruth becomes all time home run champ, Charlie Chaplin had a movie in theaters, the most expensive automobile was a Heine-Velox at a cost of about $20,000 … Continue reading

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Selflessness From A Self-Centered Child

Paul was speaking with Elena tonight about her future as he was tucking her in bed. Elena admitted, “Yeah, I really like acting. I know the shows now are kind of small, but I really like getting on stage.” Paul … Continue reading

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Someone Taught Him Well

I was just about to press the “send” button after typing an email message requesting a recipe from my aunt. I was rereading it for errors when my son ordered, “Wait, wait, wait, Mom.” “What, Isaiah?” “Don’t forget to say … Continue reading

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Sick and Tired

Isaiah was really sick today. How did I know? He slept until noon. But… When he woke up, I asked him how he felt. He groggily, looked at me, furrowed his brow and said, “I had a really weird dream.” … Continue reading

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Sisterly Concern

Paul and Elena are in the car on the way to the store. Isaiah and I are at home because Isaiah is sick. Elena solemnly admits to Paul, “Daddy, I feel sorry for Isaiah.” Paul expecting some heartfelt sentiment about … Continue reading

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Things We Say (Part 3)

There is a response we commonly speak which makes about as much sense as the one prior. Okay, imagine with me, you are in a public restroom and you want to check and see if there is an empty stall. … Continue reading

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Things We Say (Part 2)

Okay, so there are some sayings that mean something or bring humor to a given situation. But what of those sayings that don’t make any sense? The other day I walked in on a conversation at the grocery store. The … Continue reading

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