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On the Eve of Fifty

On the Eve of Fifty

I’m about to turn fifty. Half a century, a milestone. An age I once thought of as ancient.  Until this birthday, I’ve not worried about my age, not ever. The number of years I’d been alive had never made me feel old. When I was a child, I’d...
On Not Giving Up

On Not Giving Up

This post could also be called On Failure, or On Working Hard, or On Learning Life’s Lessons the Hard Way. When I was young, I spent most of each summer in our above-ground pool, swimming and jumping and tumbling and doing laps of its 20-foot length. I thought I...
My Month

My Month

It’s been a while since I’ve written an update here, hence this post covers a month rather than a week. Thank goodness for Midweek Moments, which have kept this blog ticking over whilst I’ve been otherwise occupied. I have a reason for...
Midweek Moment #14

Midweek Moment #14

Please indulge me this week, as there’s a story attached to my photo … As I wrote in a recent blog post, lately I’ve had cause to think about the things in our house that I cherish. I don’t have much that’s been passed down through...
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