Category / Family Matters

mom - dec 2014

My three sons and I with mom a week before the angels came to fetch her

My mother, Loretta Breslin (20 July, 1921 – 11 December, 2014) was 93 year old when she passed away. She went to bed on …

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A poem inspired by my Don Quixote notions of masculinity

I was raised on Don Quixote and The Knights of the Round Table as a child. I was encouraged to embrace chivalry as a role model and this has undoubtedly …

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pear tree ub four seasons 3
The Parable of the Pear Tree

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look …

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BELIEVE IT OR NOT:cross-section 1 Mayflower1620
In the Autumn of 1621 the Pilgrims held a 3-day festival of thanksgiving. Many would say they had little to give thanks for. Consider the following:

1. The  Separatist (as they were called) were compelled to …

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I was waiting at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport for a flight to Dushanbe, Tajikistan when I received an SMS from my wife. It read:

mormor is now with the Lord since 1 1/2 hour. all went well. beautiful!

Mormor (Swedish …

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This amazing picture was taken by Mr. Aaro Keipi of a beautiful bride and noble hearted groom (Johanna & Simon) on 19 May 2012 in Örebro, Sweden. I know these two newlyweds quite well and am moved by Aaro’s photo. …

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This little book (100 pages) tells a big story in a very readable and entertaining style. In The Epic, Eldredge reframes the story of God’s love for mankind by using contemporary analogies and non-religious vocabulary. This is the most …

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dad's pancakesHere is the receipt I’ve used for making American style (thick) pancakes for nearly three decades. It makes around 15 tea-saucer sized pancakes. Double or triple the receipt when you have a crowd for breakfast.

  • 2.5 cups (6 deciliters) of

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