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Sometimes It’s Hard to Tell

Sometimes it’s hard to tell which is holding the other up, the ancient heirloom rose bush or the corner of the covered patio with which it is intertwined. Despite always being together, their relationship is neither equal or healthy. Rose … Continue reading

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The Loving Choice

John Blanchard stood up from the bench, straightened his Army uniform, and studied the crowd of people making their way through Grand Central Station. He looked for the girl whose heart he knew, but whose face he didn’t–the girl with … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Pleasure

I have mentioned a time or two that it sometimes takes awhile for me to become human in the morning–and often involves substantial amounts of caffeine in order to do so. Today was one of those mornings. I was awakened … Continue reading

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Nature’s Reminder

I believe that it is no accident that the most favored flower of love in many cultures–the rose–often has big thorns along with the beauty of their exquisitely designed shape, vibrant colors, soft sensuous petals, and perfume-like scents. I believe … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things…

Late yesterday afternoon I was using a garden hose to hand-water a rose bush. It was thirsty, so I stood in one place as the stream showered its liquid life on the plant. To my right, about four feet away … Continue reading

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