For Your Reflection

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When I purchased my first car in a decade in 2016, I had to adjust to all the items which had become automatic.  Instead of an ignition key, I now use a remote starter.  I had to learn to program climate control, which has separate and in sync options for the driver and any passengers. … Continue Reading For Your Reflection

The First Time

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On Sunday evening, ABC aired the 93rd Annual Academy Award ceremonies.  This year’s presentation was different. Presenters, nominees and the audience maintained social distancing.  Interviewers on the red carpet remained a safe distance from the celebrities who stopped by their microphones.  Since the show has been without hosts since 2018, its producers have come up… Continue Reading The First Time

I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

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I have a few routines that I’ve been trying to maintain over the past few months.  One of them is watching professional football.  This year has been very fascinating.  Like baseball, cutouts have replaced real people in several stadia.   A limited number of fans have been allowed in a few arenas.  Mixed with the taped… Continue Reading I Am Woman, Hear Me Roar

I Love to tell the Story

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I am a student of film.  My mom and older sister had their favorite movies and whenever they were aired on television, the entire family would watch them together.  My mom would point out subtle plot lines or camera shots that enhanced the story that was unfolding on the screen.  My sister would usually talk… Continue Reading I Love to tell the Story

The Never-Ending Story

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There are phrases and sentences which have become classic.  We may not remember how some of them became part of our lexicon.  Others take us back to the moment we saw the movie, read the book or first heard the song.  One of my favorite movie phrases is “A long time ago, in a galaxy… Continue Reading The Never-Ending Story

“In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

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When I was very young, my parents would send my sister and me to my aunt’s house in Columbus, Ohio.  That is where 4 of my father’s siblings lived:  My Aunts Clairette and Amanda, and my Uncles Marion and Obadiah (who we called Obie).  My Aunt Clairette was a pastor at a time when women… Continue Reading “In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1)

My Favorite Book

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I own several translations of the Holy Bible.  When I was a child, one of the most popular versions was called a red letter Bible.  In it, Jesus’ words are printed in red, which brings a new layer to reading the Gospels.  My aunt gave my father a red letter Bible as a gift for… Continue Reading My Favorite Book