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(This is a repost of what a wrote a few years ago about Peter and Peggy Borsay. Each year I remember…) It was 44 years ago today (Memorial Day) that my brother-in-law, Peter Borsay, was killed in Vietnam. Peter was married to my husband’s older sister, Peggy. Unfortunately, I never met Peter.  Steve and I […]

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“Hi Mom. It’s Kel. I’m back in the States! We were transported out of Port Au Prince on an Air Force C-17 cargo transport plane to Charleston, SC. Oh, Mom, I have so much to tell you but I’ve been up for almost 36 hours so as soon as I get some sleep, I’ll let […]

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Perspective on My Aging Mom

by Karen on May 19, 2009

My mom has always been an amazing woman… strong beyond belief, sharp as a tack, and more energy than a roomful of Energizer bunnies! No kidding, my dad had a stroke when he was 53 (his left side was paralyzed) and my mom took care of him single-handedly for almost 22 years until he died. […]

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The Noticer by Andy Andrews

by Karen on April 27, 2009

I’ll be the first to admit that I love good romance stories — stories that tug at my heart and transport me to another place and time. I love stories of people who, like me, are looking for love and end up finding it right in front of them. But most of the time, those […]

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Hindsight: Steve Jobs Looks Back

by Karen on March 16, 2009

Commencement address by Steve Jobs CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios delivered on June 12, 2005 I am honored to be with you today at your commencement from one of the finest universities in the world. I never graduated from college. Truth be told, this is the closest I’ve ever gotten to […]

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My friend Kelly O’Neill is an incredible artist — her art is truly extraordinary.  Here’s her Hindsight story of how she came to realize her life’s work and passion. “Have you always wanted to be an artist?” This is the most common question I get at art shows or when people see my work for […]

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Hindsight: The Two Week Delay

by Karen on March 3, 2009

(Note from Karen: This is a true story but my friends asked if I would change their names to protect their privacy. I was happy to comply.) Eric walked into the kitchen as his young wife, Annie, was preparing dinner. The air was fragrant with the aroma of spaghetti sauce and garlic bread. After a […]

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Encouragement: A Franciscan Benediction

by Karen on March 2, 2009

Bonnie Keen was our speaker at our Women’s Retreat this weekend. She shared this quote from Phillip Yancey’s book, Prayer: Does It Make Any Difference? It so touched my heart I wanted to pass it on. A Franciscan Benediction May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships, so that we […]

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