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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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Saving Anna’s Hummingbird – two-minute read

Three separate snowfalls homebound us for eight days starting Christmas. That’s unusual for our area of Washington but not as unusual as the low teens temperatures. Before the deepfreeze, we brought freezable items into the garage including the hummingbird feeder. … Continue reading

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State of the Family – 1 minute read

Kit and I always fall asleep on New Year’s Eve well before midnight. It isn’t because we’re old. We did the same in our thirties. Even so, we’re not without New Year family traditions. Each year we jointly write a … Continue reading

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White Christmas – 1 minute read

Port Defiance Zoo near where we live has a polar bear. During our big snow last winter, local media showed pictures of the bear reveling in the moment. His joy was evident to all. But I don’t need to go … Continue reading

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Jealous of a pig – ½ minute read

Kit and I are selling our novels in Washington. Each is entertaining and carries a wholesome message. Getting copies into circulation is a route to stimulate Internet sales. Christmas markets are one way to do so. We fared poorly at … Continue reading

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Kit’s Article Published Worldwide

An amazing article written by Kit has been published worldwide by Cru. Click here for Kit’s article.  Sometimes Life Doesn’t Work Out as We Hope  This link remains on our guarded website and is safe.   

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I Ask You, Why Would This Not Work? (a sincere question)  

Time Magazine, Oct 25th, 2021, published a remarkably relevant article “The Future of Money.” The article traced the history of American money. Prior to the Civil War banks printed their own paper money. Then the government placed a tax on … Continue reading

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Joy in the Effort – ½ minute read

Although we haven’t mastered salmon fishing in Washington, we have caught a couple. This day on the Sol Duc River within Olympic National Park we didn’t get any. A park ranger confirmed that we had missed the fish’s upstream journey … Continue reading

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Kit catches a FISH – ¼ minute read

Kit and I each hooked three king salmon. Kit caught two. Drew lost three. A seal had grabbed one of Drew’s hooked salmon. All Drew landed was part of its head. The day was nearly over when Kit hooked her … Continue reading

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Ancient Celtic Wit and Wisdom – 1½ minute read

A thousand years before Christ a lively people called Celts populated Europe. Pockets of nearly pure Celtic DNA remain today. Kit and I consider ourselves to be predominately Celtic in origin. Celtic peoples are frequently noted for cleverness-of-tongue alas rarely … Continue reading

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