For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

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Losing on time

Losing on time

I push-broomed long swaths of melting ice and snow off the deck last Tuesday morning and cleared the driveway. By noon, bright sunshine, warmer temperatures, and steady winds finished the job, and Keith and I were able to run errands before the next incoming storm....

To My Valentine

To My Valentine

A wintry mix began mid-afternoon on Thursday: rain followed by sleet then snow within minutes. On Friday, I swept several inches off the north side deck and shoveled the upper half of the driveway before deciding against a walk to the mailbox. Too cold for Cato,...

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Keith and I cuddled together under throw blankets on the downstairs sofa and watched a recording of the 2020 bio-drama “Critical Thinking.” It was a chilly night, but we were warm and toasty thanks to the fire Keith had burning in the wood stove. The movie was...