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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: Bulgarian double wedding (Day 20)

Vidin, Bulgaria. Jerry and I were sick; our colds had gone into bronchitis, with bone-shaking coughs, especially Jerry’s, which kept waking him up at night. In Belgrade, I had suggested we not go on the bus tour but he would … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: German and Austrian children (Days 5, 9, and 12)

There was no time to compose art shots or wait for the right lighting or composition. We took most of our pictures through a moving bus window or while waddling after whichever duck we had been assigned to that was … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN SOJOURN: There was an old family who lived in a mill (Still Day 2)

  There was an old lady who lived in a shoe/ She had so many children she didn’t know what to do– I didn’t know people actually live inside windmills, like inside lighthouses. There is a waiting list of families … Continue reading

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Meriam and the Mighty Moseses

I have been praying this morning for Meriam Ibrahim, 27, a Christian woman in a Sudanese prison–with her 20-month old son Martin and 1-day-old baby daughter Maya.  Meriam has been imprisoned since September, most of that time chained to the … Continue reading

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Tallying up our taxes

Jerry is assembling data for our tax man. Social Security x 2, supplemented by infusions from other accounts as needed– “Let’s not overlook my income from royalties,” I reminded him. “$203.10.” Huzzah! — Note: I checked the book on … Continue reading

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Obama’s speech today: What he meant

“Today, as we reflect on the 41st anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, we recommit ourselves to the decision’s guiding principle: that every woman should be able to make her own choices about her body and … Continue reading

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To the babies who never were. . .

. . . and the mommies who miss them. Take heart. The day is coming when you will be together and can make up for lost time for eternity.

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