Inspirational Phone Accessories

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in American Life, Blog | 3 comments

Have you heard the latest? Really I should say, have you seen the latest? I saw it at the store last week: the newest, latest greatest accessory for your cell phone. This clever accessory allows for hands free conversation, reduces exposure to cell phone radiation, and is comfortable to use. Those are all very desirable qualities. If I were much of a cell phone user (which I am not) I would definately buy this. Really! What is this new...

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Memorial Day: A Town Where It’s Hard To Forget

Posted by on May 24, 2012 in American Life, Blog | 3 comments

In honor of Memorial Day 2012, I’m taking the liberty of reposting from last year. Have a blessed holiday weekend. In my town, it’s hard to forget some things. Every day patriotic concepts such as sacrifice, discipline, and honor are lived out around me. Roads through town close on football game days so Midshipmen from the United States Naval Academy can march to the stadium. Fans like me stand by the road and toss the...

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Sunday Mishaps: Late, Wind Blown and White

Posted by on Mar 6, 2012 in American Life, Blog | 3 comments

  If I could have snuck out the door and left unnoticed, believe me I would have! But it was too late. For years I have driven by an attractive church near my home. As the daughter of a Methodist minister, this Methodist church intrigued me. But I already had a church home.  Finally, the Sunday came I could “play hooky” from my own church and visit the one down the road. A little excited, a little nervous, I spent a...

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Act of Valor: It Gets My Chick-Flick-Lovin’ Vote

Posted by on Feb 28, 2012 in American Life, Blog | 5 comments

Never before have I heard the audience in a packed-to-capacity movie theater so silent. But never before has there been a movie like this one. My husband and I went to see Act of Valor the afternoon it opened. The theater was full before we arrived. We were lucky to find two seats together. This film “stars” real active duty U.S. Navy SEALS. We’ll never know their names or see them receive an Oscar because they are the...

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Eagle Watching by Web Cam

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in American Life, Blog | 3 comments

Birds are such amazing creatures. I never really took the time to appreciate them until after my accident. If I’ve been faithful with my bird feeder duties, they’ll come for a visit. On days when I hurt and stay close to home I appreciate their entertainment. A humming bird feeder has been a particular delight in recent years. It’s amazing they remember year after year exactly where the feeder should be. And the golden finches...

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Still a White Woman, But a Little Wiser

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in American Life, Blog | 5 comments

My husand and me with Rev. Dr. James “Smitty” Smith and his wife Louise “Will you help me get my life story down on paper?” he asked. I swallowed. How was I to answer? I was an aspiring writer and had a list of publishing credits to my name. But I was also a 46 year old white woman raised in the Baltimore suburbs. How could I write the story of an 84 year old black man raised in Baltimore City during the...

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