Category Archives: Family

Madame Butterfly from Coast to Coast

Tonight is opening night for Seattle Opera’s production of Madame Butterfly.  My daughter, Rachelle, is once again a member of the cast.  She appears third from the left in both photos below. Earlier this year, Rachelle was also a member … Continue reading

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A Dozen Years of DVD Home Delivery Ends

I am one step closer to cutting the cord.  Last month, after nearly a dozen years of DVD home delivery, I switched to a streaming-only Netflix account.  I joined Netflix in November 2005, before streaming was available, originally opting to … Continue reading

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Virtual Family Bake Off

I received a call from my son Thursday evening.  This is a somewhat unusual occurrence as the last time I spoke to him was on the occasion of his 31st birthday back in early February.  In our defense, we are … Continue reading

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Tenacious Dedication

I feel nostalgically melancholy today.  I am remembering a time, about a decade ago, when I seethed with frustration surrounding a disappointing rejection my daughter suffered through.  When I requested an explanation for the rejection, the response I received  accused … Continue reading

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Winter Is Coming So Help Build a Snowman

The Lansing Community Library kicks off its first ever Winter Reading Program Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. There will be games and refreshments for the kick-off.  The theme for the Winter Reading Program is DO YOU … Continue reading

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11.11.16 ~ Honoring All Who Served

Thank you to all the Veterans who have served with honor and courage. God of peace, we pray for those who have served our nation and have laid down their lives to protect and defend our freedom. We pray for … Continue reading

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The Death of Free-Range Parenting

Fascinating article I read this morning thanks to NPR’s feed: Why Do We Judge Parents For Putting Kids at Perceived – But Unreal – Risk? I’ve seen this materialize with my own eyes of the last 30-40 years.  I became … Continue reading

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