Category Archives: I Love America

“Of the People, By the People, For the People”

. Today marks the 154th anniversary of a most solemn occasion: .

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“A Republic, If You Can Keep It”

. . The story goes that as Benjamin Franklin emerged from Independence Hall at the close of the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 18, 1787, a woman asked him, “Well Doctor, what have we got, a republic or a … Continue reading

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“Teresa” – A Forgotten (and Not-So-Golden) Oldie

Growing up, I always wondered why my parents had named me “Teresa“. It isn’t a particularly common name (“Theresa” did make it to #65 in 1950); I lost track of the number of “Mary”s I grew up with, however! The only other girl … Continue reading

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Want To Make Some Kids (and Adults, too) Really Happy?

Dear Friends and Family, I know you are frequently asked for donations or to buy something for a fundraiser. We all know there are LOTS of really good causes. Because I know many of you already give to many community … Continue reading

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A Somber Remembrance – Thoughts on the Anniversary of 9/11

I suppose every generation has its share of “Where were you when….?” moments – those “somethings” that happen that are so big, so life-altering, and which affect so many people that the vast majority of them have a memory etched … Continue reading

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“Over The Rainbow” (Eva Cassidy)

. This is one of my favorite arrangements of this beloved song – It’s just a beautiful, soothing song, don’t you think?: . . This song gave us much peace while Michelle was in the hospital; it was also played at her … Continue reading

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One Small Step – July 20, 1969

. “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Today marks the anniversary of the first manned Moon landing. Those of us who are old enough to remember seeing it live can still recall the awe … Continue reading

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