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This week:  November 18, 2018

A family newly-arrived in America.  A traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  A reminder that change doesn’t come as quickly as we might light, but it comes.  Read A Thanksgiving Dinner.

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It’s such a simple thing, the refrigerator.  It keeps your food cold.  But your refrigerator’s door also keeps your heart warm.  From November 11, take a look at The Magical Refrigerator Door.

From November 4, forget the autumn season.  Welcome to the insanity season.  It’s over now.  But it’ll be back.

From pipe bombs to heavy casualties at a church shooting in Pittsburgh, the last week in October was a depressing week in America.  By October 28th, one thing was certain:  we are the land of the free and the home of the world’s largest Circular Firing Squad.

When I was 20 I couldn’t imagine being 40.  When I was 40 I couldn’t imagine being 60.  But now 60 is in my rear view mirror.  What’s it like–really?  From October 21, here’s A Postcard from Your Future.

Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is in.  Does that mean Roe v. Wade may one day be out?  VP Mike Pence says he wants a ‘culture of life’ in America.   So do I.  But what would that look like?  Our views differ.  From October 14, take a look at A Culture of Life.

Another summer is in the scrapbooks–another season of long car trips with squabbles in the back seat.  Right now it may not seem like it was a lot of fun.  Give it a little time, and read, from October 7,  When are we gonna get there?

We needed some dignity for the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court confirmation hearings, and instead they sent in the clowns.  Am I ticked off?  Yeah, I guess you could say that.  From September 30, it’s time to play The Shame and Blame Game.

A surprising number of adults are unfamiliar with a product called Juul, and the highly negative health impact it’s having on today’s teenagers.  From September 23rd, here’s a chance to educate yourself, and examine the (Un) intended consequences.


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