Category Archives: Friendship


It was a perfect afternoon in May, sometime in the 1990’s, when my car died in the parking lot of the grocery store. The Blazer was nearly new, but in the ten minutes that it took to pick up milk … Continue reading

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Read And Follow Directions: The Meme Redux

I’ve said it a thousand times: Read and follow directions. In my teaching days, of course, teaching students to follow directions was built into the content of whatever else they were supposed to learn. Fast forward to today, and I … Continue reading

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It’s Called a Meme

Pronounce it “meem.” It’s something that spreads via the Internet. It might be a word, a picture, a concept. This one is adapted from my friend Jenni, and takes the form of a questionnaire. Not profound, perhaps, but maybe you’ll … Continue reading

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Friends and Neighbors

Always the cautious type when it comes to people outside the family, Mom treasures her privacy – especially where neighbors are concerned. She makes friends easily enough, but holds to the adage that “Good fences make good neighbors.” Neighbors might overhear a family argument … Continue reading

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Lavender Fields

Photo by L. Zoob, 2011 “Ah, to see and know joy in such natural simplicity!” – Iris Lee Underwood, Poet, Essayist, Lavender Farmer

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