Tag Archives: birds

The Rusty Nail

It is Jim’s birthday.   The last birthday he spent with us fell one month, to the day, after the November afternoon when we learned my husband’s illness was incurable. It has been said that by one’s 50th birthday, one … Continue reading

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(Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique) On Nesting and Nightmares

The shot is one-of-a-kind. These are the steps my husband Jim took in order to get it: 1.  He took us–me and our sons and daughters–to the other side of the world. 2.  The World’s Most Interesting Man guided us … Continue reading

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Whispers from the Wings

In a recent post I contemplated Frederick Buechner’s definition of compassion in Wishful Thinking. A cousin’s comment on that post has had me thinking about another essay in the same book, concerning what we take to be coincidental: “I believe that … Continue reading

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I Spy . . .

When our four children were younger, countless outings were accompanied by rounds of “I spy with my little eye . . . ”  We all scoured our surroundings in search of what was in another family member’s view and had … Continue reading

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