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he keeps haunting me

As my husband pointed out, this post isn’t mom blog material.   But this blog is beyond mommy material, right?   I can’t shake my thoughts, so I’m processing by sharing it with you, but be warned:  this is a cold, unspeakably sad, adult tragedy.  Click away if you like.
The story keeps haunting me.  It was shouting [...]

bringing back the book

Do any of you remember my fall post about cultivating gratitude? 

Yes?  No?  Me too. 
I admit, I put my 1000 gift list project aside these past several weeks. The little black book got buried in that basket of homeless living room stuff.  We were just so busy with Christmas,  back to school, that nasty shingles attack, and all [...]

the view from Motown

You might not be caught up in the economy issues (yet!), but I just wanted to share a few insightful articles on the view from our neck of the woods:
Cindy La Ferle on bailouts and jumpstarts
Mitch Albom’s fantasy “If I had the floor at the auto rescue talks”
Mitt Romney discussing why the Big Three needs [...]

when winter comes

Winter has arrived in Michigan.  It does every year, but somehow it catches us by surprise.   With a slight dusting of snow, cars spin out to wreak havoc on the morning commute.  The salt trucks arrive late.  People forget winter driving skills.  We slip and slide on driveways and parking lots, re-learning how to carefully [...]