Monthly Archives: August 2020

A 51-year-old church newsletter rings true today

The yellow-tinted, aged paper caught my eye, seeming to call out for a reader. In preparation for her upcoming house move, my mom had been going through cabinets.  She’d been pulling out dusty folders from hidden drawers and came across … Continue reading

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75 years later, Atomic bomb reflections re-surface

Previously, I mentioned I’d been going through the World War II correspondence between my grandmother, Connie Maris in Holland, Michigan, and her husband, Chaplain (Captain) Marvin E. Maris, serving overseas’ in New Guinea and the Philippines from 1944 – 1945 … Continue reading

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My battle with the Virus

Like so many others, my battle with the virus has left me exhausted, mentally drained, frustrated and wondering, “When will this ever end?!” But unlike so many others, my Covid-19 struggle is not one of health but of bookings. Although … Continue reading

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Views from Around the World:

“Open a window somewhere in the world” This is the beginning of a world journey to be taken by any one of us through My mom read about this unique, quirky website in one of her magazines.  A pair … Continue reading

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