Is it a house or a home — or both?

During storms, especially in the middle of the night, I often lie in bed and give quiet thanks for the shelter of my house and it’s watertight roof and shingles.
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Happiness is…

Contentment. Satisfaction. Joy. Delight. Exuberance. Jubilation.
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Time for a moment of silence

It’s my job to come up with words each week. It’s become almost a habit, but I’ve wondered what I’ll do when the words don’t come, as I suspect will happen at some point.
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Winter Olympics: Big thrills and big air

The Winter Olympics competition officially ended Feb. 25. Sigh. It’s been a good (sleigh) ride.
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Life’s lasting possession shouldn’t be a name changer

Change is inevitable, necessary and even desired. We choose change all the time. We change our oil, address, hair color, diet, job, friends, toilet paper roll, underwear and even our operating system.
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A matter of those wee morning worries

I lie awake sometimes, in bed, in the wee hours of the morning and I think.
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Ever dream of winning the lottery?

My husband and I aren’t big gamblers. I suppose it stems from the fact that we’ve never really had a large pile of cash we were itching to lose. Plus neither one of us was born the lucky gene. So if you ever see us at a casino, rest assured, we’re there for the buffet.
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Kindness works wonders during the hard times of life

Life is hard. I’ve told my kids this dozens of times. I’m not trying to be a Debby Downer parent, but I do think I owe them honesty. And honestly, life is hard.
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Our time: Joys of paying attention

Wasted time. We do it all the time. Fritter away a moment, an hour, an entire day.
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Reflections of a football aficionado

Football is a big deal at my house. I live with a bunch of guys who love the game. My daughter married a guy who loves the game. It only makes sense I’d be pulled into the gridiron mix.
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