Mercy me . . . please

Mercy me . . . please

I think I first understood the concept of mercy the last week of my high school chemistry class. From the...

When your plans get sidetracked

When your plans get sidetracked

When I got my teaching credential years ago, I never pictured myself teaching elementary school students. However, that’s what happened...

Feeling rammed with finances?

Feeling rammed with finances?

Years ago when Craig proposed to me, I was a senior in college, and he was a first-year law school...

Hearing better in 2021

Hearing better in 2021

“She has a mind of her own.” That was what I heard my mom say about me as a child....

Eight things to do with your Word of the Year

Eight things to do with your Word of the Year

Got your Word of the Year for 2021?   Good! Now what? <—– That was my thought many years ago....

Word of the Year: Part 1 of 2

Word of the Year: Part 1 of 2

“Words, words, words,” Hamlet says in the library scene of Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet. Often played with humor, Shakespeare’s scene helps...

Go be light to the world

Go be light to the world

We can be LIGHT for others this Christmas season. That occurred to me as I thought about the Christmas Star...

Need some Christmas grace?

Need some Christmas grace?

I found a cute pair of salt and pepper shakers at our new antiques store in Loyalton–Lombardi Mercantile.   I...

More than once I’ve heard the comment that our pandemic days are like living in jail. That was certainly validated...

Poetic work in progress

Poetic work in progress

I don’t know about you, but I was afraid of poetry. I avoided every possible intersection with it. In high...

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