Category Archives: Community

Heartstrings

It is a rare pleasure to learn that an artist has found inspiration in my work, so I was delighted to receive an email from Sharon Thomas, the artist/calligrapher at Heartstrings Calligraphy and Design in┬áParis, Texas. Sharon needed an image … Continue reading

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When asked to make a dream come true, you say “Yes!”

What do you do when asked to make a dream come true for a young veteran of the Iraq war, who is battling leukemia that was likely caused by the spent uranium spread by US munitions in the region? First, … Continue reading

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The soldier wants to be a sailor

On a recent evening I left work an hour early to drive to a federal medical facility, where I passed through a security clearance that included a vehicle search, purse inspection and my walking through a metal detector. Afterward, I … Continue reading

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9/12

Yesterday was 9/12, the day that Benjamin Wheeler was born. He would have been seven years old, had he lived that long. Had he not been gunned down, along with 19 other children and six adults, in the mass murder … Continue reading

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The third “good morning”

Most mornings, I ride my bike or walk the dog along the mile or so between my house and the river. Often, I see familiar faces along the way–neighbors and others who are also up and out early. Two of … Continue reading

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Haunted by Anna

It was a gorgeous day to canvass for my fave candidate for public office. Clear blue sky, plenty of sunshine, and a stiff breeze that took the edge off the heat. I drove to the Party HQ, pleased to have … Continue reading

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