Author Archives: Kit and Drew Coons

Weeds? – 1 minute read

Pictured are wild foxgloves growing in our yard. The tallest is over seven feet and growing. We have hundreds ringing our house all natural. Before moving to Washington, we had bought foxgloves from nurseries and struggled to keep them alive. … Continue reading

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Childless on Fathers Day

Bible Advocate Magazine is publishing an article by me on their Now What feature.  You can access the article at a safe site, https://nowwhat.cog7.org/. Kit and I share Bible Advocate’s belief that Scripture has meaningful answers for life’s struggles. Providing … Continue reading

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Banking Time – 1 minute read

Kit has left me. No, not because of marriage issues. She went to California to watch over her ninety-six-year-old mother while her sister went out-of-town. Anticipating Kit’s departure, we had attacked a mountain of  critical jobs and finished them together. … Continue reading

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8½ % Inflation ? ? ? – 1 minute read

The highest inflation since 1981!” the broadcaster reported. Kit and I looked at each other. Newly home from Africa, we had married in 1981. Our first home came with a budget-choking 14% interest rate as the Federal Reserve fought inflation. … Continue reading

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I got it from my father by Kit – 1½ minute read

I recently returned from a trip to meet my great niece. What a delight! She turned six months old while I visited. She is so cute. As every family does, we tried to figure out who she looks like. Mommy, … Continue reading

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Our Broken Hearts

Most of the men in this photo (intentionally blurred) are today fighting and dying to defend freedom and protect their families. If they can’t escape Ukraine, the women you see are likely to be brutally raped. You don’t believe me? … Continue reading

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They’re trying to get your money – 2 minute read

Scott Adams’ recent Dilbert cartoon featured always unscrupulous Dogbert being interviewed as a financial expert. Asked, “What’s the best way to make money in today’s market?” Dogbert replies, “Fraud. It’s the fastest and has the biggest upside.” Sadly, fraud is … Continue reading

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Kit and Drew are Catching Up – 1 minute read

Kit just received a used iPhone 8 released as recently as 2017. So, she’s only five tech years behind. As many of you know, we didn’t even have a cellphone until fall of 2019. I now have Kit’s Samsung phone … Continue reading

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I Love You More by Kit – 2 minute read

The air is filled with love in February. Heart shapes are everywhere, chocolates are prominently displayed in stores, and bundles of flowers await purchase. We all love the idea of love. There is great joy to be able to say … Continue reading

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Being Mortal – 2-minute Read

I recently read a remarkable book, Being Mortal, by medical Doctor Atul Gawande. The topic is end-of-life care. Along with the results of major research projects, Dr. Gawande shares distressing anecdotes of patients suffering needlessly due to misunderstanding of their … Continue reading

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