We convince ourselves that life will be
better after we get married, have a baby,
then another. Then we are frustrated
that the kids aren't old enough and we'll
Long ago in a small, far away village, there was place known as the House of 1000 Mirrors. A small, happy little dog learned of this place and decided to visit.
My brother-in-law opened the bottom drawer of my bureau and lifted out a tissue-wrapped package. "This," he said, "is not a slip.
The other day a young person asked me how I felt about being old. I was taken aback, for I do not think of myself as old.
When the whistle blows each morning
And I walk down in that cold, dark mine
I say a prayer to my dear Savior
Please let me see the sunshine one more time
A teacher once told each of her students to bring a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes to school.
An American is generous. Americans have helped out just about every other
nation in the world in their time of need. When Afghanistan was overrun by
Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy
Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st
I've learned that I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night".
I've learned that our dog doesn't want to eat my broccoli either.
Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.