Category Archives: A-Z Blog Challenge

V is for Vietnam Veterans

V is for Vietnam Veterans   For many of my generation, Vietnam was our first experience with war. We baby boomers had idyllic childhoods, free from the threat of losing our fathers and brothers in combat. We did have the vague … Continue reading

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U is for Understanding

U is for Understanding  I had a difficult time coming up with a topic for the letter U. Useful? Ukelele? Ubiquitous? Udder? Uterus? Urinary? Ugly? Ulcer? Ultimate? Uvula? Undulate? Umbilicus? Umbrella? Umpire? Unique? Unity? Such strange or silly-sounding words. For … Continue reading

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T is for Tomorrow

T is for Tomorrow  Tomorrow is an ambiguous concept. Holding both promise and loss. There are plenty of cheery, bright sayings about tomorrow:   Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love ya, tomorrow, you’re only a day away. Now that I’ve given you … Continue reading

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S is for Southern

      S is for Southern     There are just about as many opinions about the South as there are Southerners, and that’s a lot. What is the South? What does it mean to be Southern? Do you have … Continue reading

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Q is for Quality

Q is for Quality… … the standard of something as measured against other things of a similar kind; the degree of excellence of something. This may be a little too academic for some of you, and if it’s not your … Continue reading

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P is for People

Specifically, P is for People Like Us. You are probably thinking, us? Who is us? To whom am I referring? In the south, a common question is, “Who are your people?” It’s really a way of asking where are you … Continue reading

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O is for Olfactory

O is for Olfactory  Definition: of or relating to the sense of smell. Our sense of smell may not be our most important sense, but it is widely believed to be our strongest sense. A tiny whiff can flood our … Continue reading

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N is for No, Not, and Nope

N is for No, Not, and Nope  Sorry folks, this post is NOT going to happen.  

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M is for Mercy

  M is for Mercy This post is short but sweet. What could be sweeter than mercy? I was fortunate to hear Anne Lamott speak recently about her newest book, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy. Two words: READ IT. You will … Continue reading

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L is for Lullaby

L is for Lullaby   My first thought for the letter L was not lullaby. It was love. But oh, such a big assignment? How could I ever do it justice? Love has birthed poetry and prose. Most of the … Continue reading

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