Monthly Archives: September 2013

Thank you for family.

I woke up in a very nostalgic mood this morning. It might be waking up in my moms house, and knowing I am headed home Tuesday. Or maybe the fact that Sunday is always a harder day. Or maybe it … Continue reading

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Is laughter contagious?

Today I saw a video on Youtube that really made me laugh. The video is of a woman on a subway, just laughing. She is looking at her phone, and just starts laughing, loudly. It only takes a couple minutes … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Mom.

Today is my mother’s birthday. I am very glad to be spending the day with her. She is recovering from surgery, but she is doing well and I am happy to be here to help. I have told you about … Continue reading

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I hope you all have a Mallory in your life.

Last year I was part of a woman’s study group that read the book “Be The Miracle”. The first sentence of the first chapter is: There’s an old saying: “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you’ve … Continue reading

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Do you hear what I mean?

Do you ever wish your life had a keyboard? As I write this blog I can think about what I want you to read, I can edit it, and I can erase what I decide isn’t right. You don’t get … Continue reading

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Once again, thank you.

This weekend Kirby and I spent the weekend in Ames, celebrating the 100th anniversary of his fraternity on campus. There were men there from before Kirby’s time in the house, young men still living in the house, and every age … Continue reading

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What is a family?

Tonight at dinner I talked to a man who is the father of one of my college friends. I lost contact with my friend right after I left Iowa State, nearly 30 years ago. Back then we didn’t have email, … Continue reading

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