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Standing in front of a tempting display of freshly picked cherries was a very classy looking gentleman and lady.  They appeared to be about sixty and were well dressed.  His clothes were impeccable, and she was well appointed with expensive appearing jewelry.  They were filling...

There is in central Connecticut an absolutely lovely little town that takes one’s breath away because of its quaint beauty.  The houses date back to the 1700’s and the lawns are expansive.  Giant trees shade the streets and the town square is out of a...

A strange thing happens as the days go by; we know less and less.  Eighteen year olds know everything.  But as the days go by it is harder and harder to know something for sure. Life is full of variables.  Things that at one time seemed...

Three days ago a snail crossed the driveway.  His slime trail is still there.  It is just like some people we know.  Everywhere they go they leave a trail.  They are the kind of people that impact your life.  Sometimes for good and unfortunately sometimes...

If I thought he was crotchety you should have seen her; gray, hunched over and making those shuffle steps unique with the aged.  What happened next was wonderful.  He opened the truck door for her as she crawled into the passenger’s seat.  Using the truck...

This evening one of my students told us about his five-month-old son with a voracious appetite.  Once he starts eating they cannot feed him fast enough.  As soon as the spoon nears his mouth he leans into it, sucks it down and immediately makes noises...

The restaurant supplied the jar of bubbles and the father provided the wind.   In a gentle stream soapy bubbles floated across the table toward the sweetest little girl.  As she reached for them a giant one settled safely on the back of her hand.  The...

My graduate class of middle school teachers told me the “in” word for this batch of adolescents is “Epic.”   It’s the “Cool” for now.  It can be used positively or negatively.   Someone can do something so good it’s “Epic” or something so bad it’s “Epic.” ...

The breeze was blowing warm---promising a real summer day to soon follow.  As the breeze moved the branches about ever so gently, there was a momentary flash of orange.  High in one of the trees was an orange balloon trapped among the branches.  It was...

There are about 150 varieties of fuchsias each with a special name like pinwheel, flaming pink, cardinal, red spider, pink rain, and snowcap.   These plants have the reputation of being expensive and fragile—plants one buys each spring only to have them die each fall. However,...