Monthly Archives: November 2013

Tooth and Claw

Lately Alfred Lord Tennyson’s line “Nature, red in tooth and claw” (“In Memoriam A. H. H.”, Canto 56, line 15) keeps popping into my head.   Wild animals lurk in trees surrounding our lot, but this is not unique.  Even in … Continue reading

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Honoring Those Who Served

Today we remember.  We remember those who have sacrificed, those who took risks, those who went to war for us who remained at home.  We owe the men and women who have served in our country’s military forces a debt … Continue reading

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The House Where I Finally Grew Up

We sold our home in southern California this week.  And by coincidence, last week my youngest sister sold her house, the one my parents bought 48 years ago.  I never think about my childhood home.  I lived there for eight … Continue reading

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Through the eyes of a child: Scary Monsters

  To a one and a half year old, the entire world is a frontier, perfect for exploration and discovery.  Yet at the same time, the world can be a scary place, filled with fantastic monsters and gruesome creatures. My … Continue reading

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