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Three gifts in 2014

*My English Composition I students wrote their final exam essays about three gifts they received in 2014. Some of their essays were exceptionally touching, meaningful, or humorous. I believe you'll enjoy reading a few of these--whose authors have granted permission for me to share on the blog--over the next few weeks. This essay is by… Continue reading Three gifts in 2014

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Think Laurel and Hardy

*Today's post is written by regular contributor (and good friend) Debra Dickey. Thank you, Debra, for sharing your wit, insight, and life with us!* Gratefully, sometimes my life turns into a comedy routine. Not that kitty antics are not laughable in their own right – but sometimes it gets even better! Last night, my two… Continue reading Think Laurel and Hardy

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God sent me a kitten

Big thanks to Debra Dickey for serving as today's guest contributor and for another kitten post! I didn’t know it yet, but He was creating, protecting, and instilling a spirit of trust into the sweetest, funniest, prettiest little long-haired yellow kitten that I have seen in a long time, just for me, even before I… Continue reading God sent me a kitten

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A cat’s tale

*Today's post is part 1 in a three-part series by my friend Debra Dickey. As a fellow cat lover, I'm particularly thankful for the humor :). I have an acquaintance who always had the most hilarious things happen to her, and with her story-telling abilities, they were even funnier with the narration!!  I often thought,… Continue reading A cat’s tale

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Bad to the bone

My poor stepdad. I know he loves my mom. Why else would you willingly marry a woman with FOUR little girls under the age of 12? After our cat Ralph died, my poor stepdad was the lone male ranger in the ongoing and increasing estrogen fest. Even our dog, Watson, was a female (and yes,… Continue reading Bad to the bone

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Bearable

Some of you may remember reading my blog post about my personal experience with pregnancy. I caught a lot of flack for that post from people who seemed to misunderstand me. These are typically the same people who encourage every woman, regardless of her personal experience with pregnancy, to just be happy, never mention the… Continue reading Bearable