Category Archives: Family

This is Marriage

. . The other day, a friend of mine asked how we are doing since Michelle died, and the truth is that we are doing OK. We have both been kind of surprised (and honestly, wondering if there is something … Continue reading

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Perceptions

Many years ago, when the girls were much younger, I ran across a wonderful book called “Many Moons” by James Thurber.  It is the story of a young princess who falls ill one day after a “surfeit of raspberry tarts”.  … Continue reading

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The Man Cold Cometh….

. Well, The Thing That Will Not Die has reared its ugly head once again: . .

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My Advent Calendar of Music – Day #12: Songs from a Shared Childhood

Today’s post is a little different from all the rest.

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The Angel Tree (a heartwarming Koch family Christmas tale)

. . Every family has their own “family lore” – stories handed down from generation to generation.  These are generally told around the campfire, on the front porch, or around the dining room table.  The good ones are side-splittingly funny; the really … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Music: “Come Ye Thankful People”

. Whenever I think of Thanksgiving, this is the song that comes to mind – and this is a beautiful arrangement sung by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir: . .

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Happy Birthday, Rachel!

. It was 31 years ago today that our lives changed in the space of an instant. One second we were a couple, and the next we were a family. It still never ceases to amaze me how seamlessly that … Continue reading

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