Monthly Archives: October 2014

double or nothing

We wondered if Mauri’s need for back surgery might mean we’d have to miss out on what has become a Thanksgiving tradition—building a house for a family in Mexico. We hoped he could get by with the simpler stenosis surgery, … Continue reading

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orcas island

As a thank you to Mauri on his retirement, the NFC elders and pastoral team gifted him with two nights at The Salish Seaside Escapes on Orcas Island, one of the San Juan Islands in Puget Sound. It took him … Continue reading

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oil pulling

Ever hear of it? Me neither. That we learned about oil pulling from brother DK (Margaret-Rose’s brother) while he was staying with us over the weekend could indicate we’d already covered all the other topics known to man. He told … Continue reading

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while i retreated

It was a working retreat, if you can call sitting in a beautiful beachview home with some likable people talking about important matters work. The sun neglected its responsibilities the one afternoon I had freedom to walk the beach and … Continue reading

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I might be able to run one block if I was being chased by a bear. But 26 miles 385 yards — that’s a whole ‘nother story. Thanks to Linsey’s good reporting on Facebook, I was able to cheer for … Continue reading

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I credit my nephew’s wife, Lara, for identifying my description of the border grass most Floridians plant in their yards as liriope. I was a Southerner back in the ’70s when my love for the bordered look formed. Of course … Continue reading

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