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Bringing Grandpa Home

My Real Memoir Somewhere along the line Grandma and Grandpa McLaughlin had moved from Los Angeles to the foot of California’s San Gabriel Mountains. Dating back to the early 1900s, the town of Upland was full of half-timbered craftsman homes … Continue reading

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Joyful Return

Photos: (Left) Daughter Beth and (new) Son-in-Law Sergio when they first started dating. (Middle) Princess Beth. (Right) Beth’s Wedding Shower So, my wife and I just flew home from California “and boy are our arms…” Oh, never mind. Our arms … Continue reading

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Thoughts for Living

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for you … Continue reading

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The Funny Ha-Ha (as opposed to This Smells Funny) Collection

I’m up to my proverbial eyeballs in projects once again – the chiefest of which is my daughter’s wedding (which I’m officiating, btw)! Hence, I’ll be on hiatus for a week or so. Therefore, this is the perfect time for … Continue reading

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A Skewered Look at Life

Skip to conten My Featured Blogger this week is Rolli of Rollistuff. Rolli is a writer, cartoonist and songwriter, as well as the author of acclaimed books for adults and children, including Kabungo and The Sea-Wave. His fiction, poetry, essays, cartoons and … Continue reading

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All That Matters

“All that matters is faith expressing itself through love.” ~Galatians 5:6 ∴

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Farthest-Away Star Ever Discovered!

Space, March 31 (United Press Irrational) NASA has just announced that the Hubble Space Telescope, using a new lensing technique, has located a star nearly 13 billion light years away. A red star, indicating advanced age, it is also the … Continue reading

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Misspelled Life?

Photo by Johannes Plenio Thought for the Week We all struggle with just how fully to participate in life. Or whether to even do so at all. We must fight the impulse to disconnect, to hide rather than care for … Continue reading

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Guilty

Photo by AJEL Thought for the Week A 60-word story She didn’t realize she’d done it. Still, ignorance is no excuse. What had she done? She’d threatened to hold another person hostage, insisting that that person meet her every need … Continue reading

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I Am Involved in Mankind

Photo: Mitch Teemley “No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as … Continue reading

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