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  • isaac

    Congratulations, Aja & Paul!

        Congratulations to my wonderful friends Aja and Paul Thorburn on the birth of baby number three, Isaac, who was born yesterday morning and weighed in at eight pounds, four ounces.…

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    Help Momma K Take a Vacay!

      From the GoFundMe page:     My stepmother, Kathy Parchia Flemming, was by my father’s side as he took his last breath on March 21st. It had been ten months and…

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    Larry’s Daughter.

        About twenty minutes after leaving the graveyard where we laid my father to rest, I stood in line at the nearby Starbucks. It’s “my” Starbucks, the one I spent hours…

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    Lent- Day 31: Let it be to me.

    “Paolo de Matteis – The Annunciation” by Paolo de Matteis (Wiki Commons)       Today is the Feast of the Annunciation. For those unfamiliar, from Wikipedia:     The Feast of…

  • Clifton Campville Church Bells

    Lent- Day 30: For whom the bell tolls.

      (Wiki Commons)   So I am totally being lazy in the Soren Kierkegaard class I’m taking. Assigned to read Plato’s “Euthyphro”, I haven’t been able to read more than a few…

  • bookoflife

    Lent- Day 29: Before one of them came to be.

      (Source)       Momma Kathy is busy, with the help of Monica, arranging Daddy’s funeral.   I don’t know how she’s doing it. I haven’t been sleeping well for over…

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    Lent- Days 27 & 28: We’ll always love Big Poppa.

        My daddy passed away today a few minutes after one P.M. Defying expectations, he survived over two days off the respirator, which makes perfect sense knowing how big his heart…

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    Lent- Day 26: Waiting.

    We sat today, waiting. Waiting for my dad to die.   He was moved to hospice this week, and a little after 11 this morning, they shut off the respirator.   My…

  • simpcon

    Lent- Day 25: Sorry Ms. Jackson.

        I was visited again today by Friend 2 from last week. Repeatedly throughout her visit, the conversation veered into some of the more difficult areas of life- illness, breakups and death.…

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    Lent- Day 24: Euphoria in aporia.

    A drawing of Soren Kierkegaard I did yesterday.     I haven’t been sleeping well the last few nights. My thoughts, during the day and night, are on my daddy, who’s been…