Monthly Archives: March 2011

Running the Race

Tyler runs. He runs a lot. When he runs, I think of Spot. See Tyler run.  Run, Tyler, run. This is fun for Tyler. (Well, maybe not always.)  See the hen. The hen is fun.   Here comes Tyler. Run, hen, run!  Jump, … Continue reading

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Meeting a Hero from Haiti

I’ve never been to Haiti. Since the earthquake, it’s been hard to get my mind around all the news. So when a Haitian pastor came to town for a visit, I was able to put a face on the whole situation. … Continue reading

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Stingrays and Starfish

Eight of us Ode’s arrived at Chicago’s famed Shedd Aquarium. We saw fish of all sizes and shapes . . . and dolphins and penguins and starfish in shallow tubs so you can touch them — so much to enchant … Continue reading

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Good Reads: A Most Unlikely Friendship

Same Kind of Different As Me: A Modern-Day Slave, an International Art Dealer, and the Unlikely Woman Who Bound Them Together by Ron Hall, Denver Moore, Lynn Vincent Denver doesn’t read. He doesn’t write. He’s lived most of his adult … Continue reading

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Loving Lady

One of my earliest memories is of a car trip from Los Angeles north to the faraway coastal retreat of Carpinteria to visit friends. At least, to my young self it seemed a long, long journey. Part way there, I … Continue reading

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Considering the Climb

  The Swiss Alps top my list for sheer beauty and grandeur. Amazing. Breathtaking. One of my memories of my time there always makes me laugh because it shows how amazingly, breathtakingly dumb I was that day. I had read … Continue reading

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