Category Archives: Quips and Quotes

Brief thoughts. Big ideas.

We’ll Never be Royals. Or Will We?

My wife is of royal lineage. Anyone who knows her can tell you that; our daughters always tease her about how genteel she is. So, when some years ago we learned her family tree included Henry VIII and a host … Continue reading

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Shine!

     “Let your light so shine before others that they may see your good deeds and cry out in praise to your Father in heaven!” ~Matthew 5:16

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Dog Days

The term “dog days” means the hottest part of summer, and it is indeed where I live. But, then, if you’re a dog, all days are dog days! Dog Breeds Lavatory Retriever (“Get help, Lassie!”) Bird Dog    Caterpillar Dogerpillar … Continue reading

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You Know What They Say

“You know what they say…” I’ve heard all my life, and I’ve often wondered just who They is, to know so little and stir up such strife– without them the world would be in bliss. Then it happened one day … Continue reading

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Illusions

    “The value of an illusion (is) that the shadow can be more important than the substance.” ~Jean Rhys             “Dream delivers us to dream, and there is no end to illusion.”     … Continue reading

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She’s Off for Good

Originally posted on Eating My Way to the Top:
My wife and I just dropped our 17-year-old daughter off at the airport so she can spend the next 2½ weeks volunteering with a humanitarian organization that’s building schools and teaching…

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Loving the Wartzenalls

Family. A mixture of people we get and don’t get. People we like, and people we would never have chosen to be with if we had a choice. But we don’t. Because they’re family. Right? I haven’t seen my cousin … Continue reading

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