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It’s a Wonderful Life: Pilgrimage to the real Bedford Falls

“It’s a Wonderful Life isn’t the way life is, it’s the way life should be.” – Frank Capra I’ve thought a lot, and read a lot, about “pilgrimage” over the past few years. I embarked on a huge pilgrimage in late 2019 when I walked 550 miles across Spain on the Camino de...

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Adventures with Ledlie Laughlin (1930-2019)

Ledlie Laughlin, Jr. passed from this life early in the morning on January 21, 2019; at 88 years of age (the double-infinity image), by the light of the full moon, and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (which is also the birthday shared by my father and my daughter). His...

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This Old Guitar

I've joined the cult of people committed to walking 10,000 steps per day, every day (well, most days... you know), for exercise; to help preserve the health and fitness of my body as I age. On Saturday, September 15, I achieved my 8th successful 10,000-step day in a...

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Adventures in Grandparenting (cont.)

My 9-year old granddaughter and I recently took a walk downtown to the library. She and her sister go to the library multiple times per week with their mom, their grandmother, or me. This time we were returning a few books. As we left our house I noticed she was...

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