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Hospice Comes to Our Home

For almost two weeks now, Ellen and I have been involved in dealing with a loved one’s imminent death. Her 90-year-old mother fell and broke a hip. Ever since, the family has gone from one crisis to the next. We’d … Continue reading

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The Royalty Check Is In the Mail … or Not!

Birthing a book isn’t easy. Like human conception, it has its moments of pleasure. But then the work and the worry arrive. “Award-winning author and good friend Susan May Warren motivated me first through shock therapy. She perused my literary … Continue reading

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When the Dog Licks Your Leg, You Better Run

Let me begin with the fact that a house blew up in our community the spring before we moved into town. Gas! Boom! No laughing matter here. Today I smelled gas—a strong-headache-inducing-dog-licking-my-leg-overpowering odor. I let the dog out before I … Continue reading

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Tough Times Provide Plenty of Reasons to be Thankful

A wife travels to Texas, a husband to Israel. Wife gets sick. Husband worries himself sick. What good can come out of that? This morning I rose in Bethlehem with the Muslim call to early prayer (4:00 AM, an unfamiliar … Continue reading

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British Airways Flight to London

As I write this, I’m thirty thousand feet over the Atlantic Ocean listening to Yossi Green’s 8th Note. Who’s Yossi Green? I have no idea. If I were on the ground, I’d probably look him up. But I’m thirty thousand … Continue reading

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