Random Thoughts
September 04, 2013 • in Health

An Open Letter to President Obama
Regarding Syria

Dear President Obama, I’ve tried very hard to support you all these years. I attended your first inauguration. (It was very cold.) I voted for you twice. I even paid a lot of money to have my picture taken with …

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August 14, 2013 • in Random Thoughts

The Regrets of Summer

It’s August. I have a couple of friends who, like me, can’t help but start to fret this time of year. Summer is almost over! It’s hard to enjoy it when you know what’s coming around the corner: back to …

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August 09, 2013 • in Family

A Prism of Inner Beauty

Photo courtesy of Aluminousgift.com by guest blogger Renee A. James, essayist and blogger The beautiful, confounding, and kind of miraculous thing about bright white light is that it’s nothing of the kind. The gorgeous, soft spectrum of color that emerges …

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July 31, 2013 • in Random Thoughts

Sharing vs. Not Sharing

For Sadhvi To share, or not to share? That is the question. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said to my family “NO SHARING.” Especially when it comes to food—my food, specifically. Maybe it’s a lingering holdover from …

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July 24, 2013 • in Random Thoughts

Judgment Day

So I was at a party and an old acquaintance came up to me and we were talking. He said something to the effect of “Nice party” and then dropped this bomb on me, “After all, you can always judge …

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July 22, 2013 • in Exploring

Where Has All the Real News Gone?

I’ve always loved my local paper, the Allentown Morning Call. After all, where else am I going to see who has died that I might know, find a good Pennsylvania Dutch recipe I’ve been wondering about, read about the guy …

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July 17, 2013 • in Family

My Favorite Summer Memories

This one is for you, Jaa, who asked me to write about my favorite summer memories… The Barn Until I was seven (when my grandfather passed away), the farm I lived on was a veritable organic farm fantasy, and the …

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