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A Crayon Day

“It was a green summer day like what a child would draw, a crayon day with a few white cumulus children’s clouds, and the sun with yellow radiance lines sticking out.” ~Garrison Keillor, in Pontoon ©2007 I’ve read several of Keillor’s “Lake Wobegon” books, and Pontoon sticks out as my favorite. It can be very …

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The Persistence of Gentleness

“What keeps our faith cheerful is the extreme persistence of gentleness and humor. Gentleness is everywhere in daily life, a sign that faith rules through ordinary things: through cooking and small talk, through storytelling, making love, fishing, tending animals and sweet corn and flowers, through sports, music, and books, raising kids – all the places …

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Life’s Been Good To Me, So Far…

“Yes, politics is a mess because liberals are uncertain and conservatives want it to be 1958, but our happiness never depended on politicians.  Not ever.  If the lights come on and the toilet flushes and the grocery store is open, then we’re basically okay.  The rest is gravy.  Complaining is fun, a whole art form, …

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