Posts Tagged ‘Family’

February 2017: Life’s Greatest Gifts – My Sons

I am unable to think of my sons without at some point returning to the lines of a letter I first encountered in the movie The Great Santini.  The letter was read by eighteen-year-old Ben Meechum (played by Michael O’Keefe). It had been written by his mother, (played by Blyth Danner) and tucked into his…

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February 2017: The Long and Winding Road

“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  –Joseph Campbell “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.” –Barnett Brickner Sterling and I are living caricatures of the sayings “opposites…

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February 2017: Love is an Active Verb

Merging Waters Give up your selfishness, and you shall find peace; Like water mingling with water, you shall merge in absorption. —Sri Guru Granth Sahib Were I not a member of this family, I am not sure I would believe in its existence. It defies all commonly held beliefs about families, especially about mixed families…

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