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From the Editor

A Moment Worth Celebrating “The least of us is improved by the things done by the best of us, because if we are not able to land at least we are able to follow.” ~ Walter Cronkite ~July 20, 1969 CBS Moon Landing Coverage When Kate’s grandmother, Tessie, passed away, Kate inherited several things, including…

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Milestones   “Milestones (Latin: Miliarium) were originally stone obelisks – made from granite, marble, or whatever local stone was available – and later concrete posts. They were widely used by Roman Empire road builders and were an important part of any Roman road network: the distance travelled per day was only a few miles in…

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The Holy Week That Was Not Photo Credit: https://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/how-did-the-notre-dame-cathedral-blaze-start/news-story/0047a8551efcbe8574ff958c5c641904 As a Christian, Easter is the most significant and sacred day on our calendar. My secular Easter activities are limited, some decorations and yes I do share a few treats and send out cards; but in general, what I look forward to are the services of…

In the Wild!

A Snowy Egret and Blue Heron One of the reasons we go to the Everglades, is to see the wildlife; birds like snowy egrets and blue herons. How delightful to look in the backyard, and see them both perched on what is left of the poor bitter orange tree.

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Perhaps, it is I That Has Been Unclear Recently, my great-niece, Annaka, was standing in my living room, looking at The Tray, the piece which inspired my short story, by the same name. It was a find made by Kate, in Rochester, New Hampshire, at the Salvation Army. Annaka asked me what it was; I…

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“The Proof of the Pudding is in the Eating” Have you notice that it does not matter which words are spoken if they are unaccompanied by actions? If you are told that you have won a million dollars, but never receive a dime, the words are meaningless, it is the same with being told that…

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Bittersweet “The Lord moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to behold.” I am waiting for the delivery of my new refrigerator, by Sears.  My first new appliance was a Kenmore, and I hope this will not be my last purchase from Sears; nevertheless, the delivery men should be here any moment. We had not planned…

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Successful Failure “The mission of Apollo 13 was called ‘A Successful Failure.’   That means we made it back safely, but never made it to the moon.” ~ Jim Lovell ~ We started the New Year by watching a documentary on the Apollo 13 mission; a mission perhaps known to most people today because of…

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My Thoughts But Mostly His Words On Waiting for Snow in Havana Confession of a Cuban Boy By Carlos Eire “Looking the teacher straight in the eye, Miguel answered: ‘Columbus said, ‘This is the most beautiful land ever seen by human eyes.’” “Excellent, I’m glad to see not only that you were paying attention, Miguel,…

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Are You Not Weary of the Hate? “Abraham will surely become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on earth will be blessed through him.[c] 19 For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is…