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Hum a Little Diddy

Hum a Little Diddy

“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” ― Robert Browning   The local university was hosting Freedom Sings, a project of the First Amendment Center. Their description says, “American history meets rock ‘n roll to put together a remarkable story…about how guitars and drums changed the path of history because they were accompanied by […]

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Beneath a Tattered Coat

“Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.” ~Scottish Proverb Waking up in a hospital bed after having been in a coma, Whitney Cerak’s parents discovered that the daughter they thought they had buried was alive. It was a case of mistaken identity.  There are many cases throughout history of […]

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That Sneaky Thing Called Sadness

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow There has been a lot of sad news lately. It isn’t really my sad news but that of folks I care about: Friends who are dealing with cancer and other […]

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