God doesn’t tease us

I never thought I’d be a cat person.  As I grew up I had dogs as pets, man’s best friend.  Then, my son Steve snuck a kitten into our house in 1998.  A couple months later Sandy got another cat “to keep Blacky company.”  I’ve been a cat person ever since.  I’ve learned a lot… Continue reading God doesn’t tease us

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I know where the rocks ain’t

Written a year after the tragedy, Gordon Lightfoote’s song made the SS Edmund Fitzgerald the most famous Great Lakes shipping disaster in history.  The Fitzgerald was the largest ship on the Great Lakes at the time.  Yet on November 10, 1975, during a Lake Superior gale, it sunk suddenly in 530 feet near Whitefish Bay – without sending… Continue reading I know where the rocks ain’t

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Why did I keep that?

Not too long ago I was reorganizing the basement shelves and came across a box of memorabilia from my elementary and high school years.  It’s not the first time I’ve looked through this stuff – I do this sort of reorganization every five years or so – and each time the pile gets thinned down… Continue reading Why did I keep that?

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