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Lifelet: A Pueblo Prayer

So what does our garage curating philosopher sign say today? The message catches my eye: “Hold onto what is good, even if it is a handful of earth.” – A Pueblo Prayer My mind immediately races through all of my … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Intertwining stories of love and church

Father John Madigan stood with no notes at the front of the alter at Bellevue’s Sacred Heart Church at the Easter Vigil mass and mesmerized me with his welcoming of new Catechumens to the Catholic Church.  We were there to … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Finding Rainbows

This morning I turned the corner and there was a welcoming rainbow.  Our house has a wide range of crystal objects in curio cabinets and hanging from the windows.  Depending on whether the sun is out and about at sunrise … Continue reading

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Lifelet: The Easter Bunny is Back

Many moons ago my wife took a cake decorating class before we had children.  Now that our waists have expanded and our children have their own families, the cake decorating creative outputs don’t show up very often. With grand children, … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Mourning Rain

How fitting that I start the day looking out at the rain and grays of the Puget Sound.  Seattle is barely visible to the East. The grays match my mourning mood.  The Mueller report is being released today.  Even CNN … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Value is Co-Created

Many moons ago, Katherine James Schuitemaker entered my life as I interviewed her for a senior marketing position at Aldus.  It was my first explicit encounter with Value Co-creation. I asked Katherine “what is your philosophy and understanding of branding?” … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Coins Under My Pillow

Surprised by Joy.   I have always loved this title of a C.S. Lewis book. This morning I was surprised by the joy of finding several coins under my pillow. My lovely bride surprised me once again.  As always, it brought … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Mourning Notre Dame Cathedral

I couldn’t watch. My wife kept beckoning me to see the live coverage of the terrible fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.  I couldn’t bring myself to watch.  I wanted to keep my fond memories of several visits to the cathedral … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Adult questions from a grand

Our oldest grand daughter wanted to go to church with us on Palm Sunday.  She loves sitting in the choir loft with her grandmother.  Sometimes she listens to the singing.  Sometimes she draws in her coloring book.  What I didn’t … Continue reading

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Lifelet: Painting with the Grands

Along with painting myself into existence, I am joyfully introducing two of my grand children into the joys of acrylic abstract painting. What amazed me as I started “guiding” them into acrylic painting was the many questions I asked of … Continue reading

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