Making Sense Of Scents

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend. We returned late last night from Dallas, where we attended the wedding of our nephew Michael Link. Wow, what an experience! My First Big Indian Wedding! I’ve included a photo of Grant standing on the stage where the ceremony was held. They had a Christian service…
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The Story Of Scars

Scars…most of us have them. I have 4 visible scars and countless invisible ones. I’m actually grateful for the visible scars. They are reminders of broken bones healed, joints reborn, stones banished and thankfully benign nodules gone. I have stories of adventure, of denial , of pain and of movement regained through these scars. I…
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A Life Well Lived

 “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me…Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful–that’s what matters.” Steve Jobs CNN, May 25, 1993 I would venture to guess that a large percentage of the US population feels some connection to Steve Jobs, and thus is saddened by his passing. I remember…
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Words For Change: The Girl Effect Campaign

Hello there! It’s Sunday evening and I just got home after Grant’s family birthday celebration. We have pizza, cake, and a veggie tray to assuage my guilt. It was chilly and wet, so outdoor activities were nixed and I hired Thomas, the face painter. Grant chose a butterfly (he’s my boy!) and other cousins and…
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Wabi Sabi Beautiful

Dear friends, I hope you had a lovely weekend! Farmer Steve is almost done with soybean harvest, and his little helper Grant was in heaven with his hands on the steering wheel of the combine. Boys and their toys! The weather has been absolutely perfect. Grant has also been counting down for his golden birthday….just…
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