Author Archives: CherJ

“Life is Pain!” Reflections on FAIRness

“It’s not fair,” a good friend said to me the other day.  I hadn’t heard that in a while (my kids are all grown up and I’m more likely to say that to them than the other way around now-a-days.)  … Continue reading

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A Christ’s Birth Card (in December where it doesn’t belong) (You’re welcome, Dave)

So, Christmas cards, such a wonderful old fashioned tradition.  I used to be amazing at it, though sometimes my “Christmas letter” became a January one instead.   Wonderful things happened in our families this year.  July 1st our very first … Continue reading

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Week 2 of NaNoWriMo November writing contest: Overcoming Adversity (they don’t announce the winner until next Wednesday)

Mum settled into the chair and let the nurse poke and prod her skinny arm.  Her wrinkled skin hung down, swaying back and forth.   “Are you on any special diet, Priscilla?” “Am I” Mum exclaimed, ready to recite her … Continue reading

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Week 1 of NaNoWriMo November writing contest: Wasting Time (I win! I win!)

Robert and Maria filled up the wooden porch chairs and then some.  Amelia perched on the edge of hers, so emaciated you could almost see through her. Each had a walker set in front of them. “Mornin’ folks,” JJ said … Continue reading

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A Righteous Man is OH, SO SEXY!

I grew up in a home where Christ and the Word was taught and believed.  My Dad was a minister for a short time and then became a social worker in the Massachusetts Social Services “Welfare” system because he felt … Continue reading

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