It’s official. Janet has completed her Masters degree in Accounting (having been inducted into two honors programs). Commencement ceremonies are to take place Friday May 12, 2017. Congratulations Janet!
Good morning, all… It is just before 6am on Tuesday, December 6. John just left for work and I am prepping for finals. Working on my degree has caused me to suspend other, less squeaky tasks. This is rationalized by … Continue reading
Literature, as life, seems to demand that its protagonists travel full circle. Opened doors must be closed, and closed, reopened. Suffering seeks remuneration; matters seek resolution. Noble avenues are pondered; forbidden paths explored, and reparation made. Nineteenth century poet, William … Continue reading
Hey Everybody, It’s June, and I find myself asking with some frequency, ‘What year is it?’ My parents always said that time accelerates as we get older. So, so true. I enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of long walks. … Continue reading
In the 1980s, Johannesburg, South Africa was a city of transition. The decade began on the heels of the Soweto uprising, and the world kept watch as the nation took its first steps toward ownership of apartheid. Campaigns were formed … Continue reading
Merry Christmas, Everybody! It is that most wonderful time of the year – a time for family, parties, great food and a real need to shop. How much better can it get? It has been great to hear from you … Continue reading
When a Dayton, Ohio newspaper editor read her work in the Kettering-Oakwood Times, he offered the new wife and mother a regular column. Erma Bombeck earned $50 a week for her articles that ran under the title, Operation Dustrag. Crafting … Continue reading
It reads like an afterthought: a casual claim within the grandiose story of creation. Following a narrative on solar and lunar systems comes this five-word sentence: “He also made the stars” (Gen.1: 16 NIV). Astrophysicists use the Hubble Space Telescope … Continue reading
When I was young, I loved mornings (still do!) On Saturdays I’d tiptoe to the kitchen for a stack of crackers then settle onto the floor in front of our 13-inch black and white television. With the volume barely audible, … Continue reading
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They were friends with the Jewish population long before the Germans arrived. Casper ten Boom and his daughters, Corrie and Betsie, worked, lived and worshipped alongside them in the heart of Haarlem, Amsterdam. They participated in their Sabbath rituals and … Continue reading