The story of any one of us is in some measure the story of us all. ~Frederick Buechner

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Owasippe

I am just back from a week at Scout camp: three adult leaders, five great boys, and a week in the¬†woods with rifles, horses, shotguns, fire,…

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Solitude

I am an introverted person who is pretty good at being social. This leads most people to assume that I like being social. Don’t get me…

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Swearing Kids and Saggy Pants

Walking in a bad neighborhood can be intimidating, especially as a woman. It is often difficult to find the balance between street smarts and compassion. Does…

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Dodgeball

Recently my ten-year-old grandson won a dodgeball tournament against all ages. A nineteen-year-old man threw the ball my grandson caught. It was not a pity throw.…

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After Action Report

We had wiped out 9 times on Globulus. The conversation had started out full of hope and grand expectations of one-shotting this minimal boss that sat…