Month: September 2014

Beer Olympics

purdue_block_p Everyone has secrets: some large, some small, some devastating, some exact. Some would pin you to the wall or land an ‘innocent’ in jail.

Everyone has secrets: from their family, from their spouse, from themselves. It was a key learning point to my novel development: STASHES of family secrets revealed…I’m about to reveal one of mine –

My husband and I served hotdogs at the Beer Olympics at Purdue, several years running in the late ’70s, which were sort of the ’60s in the Midwest.… ...

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Living Life as a Miracle: at the Airport AGAIN!

There was a time when my husband flew so much on business that he could have sprouted wings.wings

 

After all he is ‘the best man alive’, my angel.

As he did his sales work in Elsewhere, USA, he amassed so many frequent flier miles that, even after his seven years of retirement, we still roust about the country on points.… ...

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Dr. Scholl’s

We are about to flip an epic page – well, not in California, but in Elsewhere USA. We are about to flip a calendar page and stride into fall.

As an Baby Booming American, I often find myself striding – in the doors of the local drugstore.… ...

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Sideways

If you moved Sideways across America from California, from the ‘left coast’ to the right, you’d trip over Indiana on your way to Maine.

The winds of change would have to blow you a bit north, or else you’d wind up in Jackson, Mississippi.… ...

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Living Life as a Miracle: Up to our Necks in Water

There was a time when my husband flew so much on business that he could have sprouted wings.wings

 

After all he is ‘the best man alive’, my angel.

As he did his sales work in Elsewhere, USA, he amassed so many frequent flier miles that, even after his seven years of retirement, we still roust about the country on points.… ...

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Living Life as a Miracle: Career Choice

While folks often say, “Life can spin on a dime I’m writing about an important life episode initiated by a ‘spin on a heel’: mine.

As we walked across the church parking lot, my husband and I spied our friend, and former pastor, walking with his wife and granddaughter, whom I call ‘Cassie Lassie’.… ...

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SoCal Snow Day

Attention Friends and Family in Elsewhere USA, especially those who endured the protracted frozen tundra of last winter’s perverse nature.

Last week Southern Californians had a snow day. While surfers always adhere to a “Surf’s up!” philosophy, on August 30, the surf was Way Up!...

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Burning Man

Burning ManOnce a year, on Labor Day weekend, tens of thousands of participants gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Burning Man is also an ever-expanding year-round culture based on the Ten Principles (seem familiar anyone?...

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