Down To The Last Chicken

“Mom, what should we have for supper?” I looked up from my project, glanced into the curious face of the one asking the question, and smiled.  A fragrant soup simmered on the stove for lunch, but this daughter was already thinking ahead to the next meal.  She knew of my propensity for getting involved in... Continue Reading →

When Life Fractures All Around

Surrender. You have probably seen this word before, but have you noticed what word is tucked into the middle of surrender? Sur - REND - er. According to, the word rend comes from an old English, Germanic word rendan and the Frisian word renda. It has two forms, the verb and the noun.  The... Continue Reading →

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