Tag: Mental Health

Over the River and Then Again!

Though my dad preferred a scalpel to an electric knife, on Thanksgiving the electric knife would do just fine. And fine was what everything had to be. Not just fine — but refined. My father insisted on orange zest in the cranberry sauce, oysters in the stuffing, and lemon peel in his espresso. My mother…

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Chatty Cathy’s Words to Live By

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. So reposting “Chatty Cathy” from June 2020. In Jesus’ Parable of the Sower, the seeds of God’s Word are scattered in all directions, blown where the Spirit may blow them, hopefully falling where they can take root and bear fruit and do good. It’s a parable about the power,…

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Dirt Therapy

Once upon a time, I worked at a plant store called “Great Plants Alive.” Tragically — and quite ironically — most of the plants that came home with me came home to die. Much was the same back in the days when I still had a backyard. I was quite happy to just let Mother Earth be…

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