Category Archives: Finding solutions

Bullies Beware, Grandmother Patrols in Schools by Betty Mason Arthurs

Bullies Beware, Grandmother Patrols in Schools by Betty Mason Arthurs Maybe it’s time for schools to hang next to their signs, “Drug Free Zone,” a second sign which proclaims, “Grandmas on Patrol, No Bullying Allowed.” Is anyone else sick and … Continue reading

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Third Party Candidate, Henry Cat by Betty Mason Arthurs

Third Party Candidate, Henry Cat by Betty Mason Arthurs   What a relief the mind-numbing nominating conventions are over. The God-bless-Americans are ready to ponder the state of our union and endure campaign strategies whipped up in the blender of … Continue reading

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When You Long to Escape

Some days I dream about escaping. I picture myself at the Hotel del Coronado (“the Del”) on the southern California coast for three days. By myself. The dream is most vivid seconds before I open the door for the first … Continue reading

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When Your Child is Hurt by Someone’s Words…by Linda Carlblom

(This post first appeared on Parenting With a Smile, Jan. 28, 2015) I remember my children crying from time to time because another child said something either to them or about them that hurt their feelings. Maybe it was simple … Continue reading

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“What Do We Do with That?” by Donna Clark Goodrich

“What Do We Do With That?” I have a friend who is a hoarder. Her bed is covered to the point she barely has room to crawl in at night. She told me recently that she has been throwing away … Continue reading

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The Beach Ball that Swam to Oma . . . by Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Even though I grew up near the Jersey shore, we didn’t often go to the beach when I was a child. My dad was busy earning a living; my stay-at-home mom didn’t drive. But I do remember one rare beach … Continue reading

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Be at Rest

I crave the Word of God more and more these days. Not so much for its comfort, although that is surely there, and welcome in these days…these days of terror, disease, disaster. Not so much for its promise of eternal … Continue reading

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