Category Archives: Sunday Gratitude

Sunday Gratitude: Dad

Today, my father Henry celebrates 82 years. He and my mom are elsewhere today, enjoying the freedom that comes with retirement and health, and a car tank full of gas. We Owls were lucky to have them visit us for three weeks recently–a gratitude that was particularly deep after pandemic separation. My dad doesn’t read this blog anymore. After the

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Sunday Gratitude: Dude, How Old ARE You?

Yesterday at the memorial service for Paul Penfield, there were many remembrances shared by family and friends. Many of them meshed–reinforcing what we all knew about this dedicated town volunteer, intelligent researcher/teacher, and humorous participant in life. When one of his sons talked about how similar they were in liking to go for walks, but how different they were in

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Sunday Gratitude

“IX” by Wendell Berry I go by a field where onceI cultivated a few poor crops.It is now covered with young trees,for the forest that belongs herehas come back and reclaimed its own.And I think of all the effortI have wasted and all the time,and of how much joy I tookin that failed work and how muchit taught me. For

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