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Not-leaving


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A DEFINITION NOT FOUND IN THE  DICTIONARY Not-leaving: An act of trust and love, often deciphered by  children. And now I am reading The Book Thief, by Marcus Zusak. I’ve wanted to read it for a long time, and it’s come around in my book club, so I finally am. Oh boy.

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She honors what I’m doing


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So I believe Phillip Levine is the next poet laureate of the USA. Here is a nice quote from him regarding his wife: “On my 26th birthday, I met my present wife. And how many women could stay with a guy who has no prospects and wants to write poetry and stay with him now

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On Mother’s Day


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I don’t really like Mother’s day. As someone who always wanted lots of children, and most likely won’t have any, what I’d like to do is just ignore it. But I do appreciate this post from Practical Theology for Women. I especially appreciate that Wendy doesn’t try offering earthly consolations and substitutes, she just lets it

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Love in material (but not immaterial)


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OK, so I might as well fess up and show you that I got a wee bit silly over the weekend, and I made these for my nieces (well, I made them out of left-over wool, then decided they’d be for my nieces). I haven’t sent them yet, so they are not exactly Valentines, and

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