Category Archives: Just thinking

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Vanderbilt in Black and White

Vanderbilt was one of our stops on the Great Grad School Parade of 2015.  Cornelius Vanderbilt is depicted in the sculpture above.  He was seventy-nine years old when he contributed the funds that launched Vanderbilt University.  The notation on the … Continue reading

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The Gate

Too many people spend their energy building walls.  So much effort is put into separating “us” from “them”.  Race, lifestyle, religion, politics…each a brick piled one on the other until the wall finally keeps us apart, isolating us from the … Continue reading

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Complete Faith

I woke this morning with a memory of a little girl and Vacation Bible School.  There was a tropical theme that year, and we had gone all out on decorations.  In the center of a large display stood a cardboard … Continue reading

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Thankful in Loss

Today I attended a funeral for a friend.  The things I feel thankful for today are very close to the surface. I am thankful for an end to suffering.  Thankful to have been part of this well-lived life. I am … Continue reading

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TToT: Friendship

We started off the week with a walk through the Reinisch Rose Garden at Gage Park.  It was so peaceful– a good way to restore the soul. I was glad for the garden, the lovely weather, and my husband to walk … Continue reading

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