Category Archives: memory

Create Lasting Family History: 8 Ideas

Create family memorabilia intentionally. Working together on any of these eight projects not only promotes close ties, it adds to a storehouse of rich family memories. Continue reading

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Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

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We Warp Time

time warp n. A hypothetical discontinuity or distortion occurring in the flow of time that would move events from one time period to another or suspend the passage of time. Continue reading

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Odd Second Saturday Suppers

Don’t see friends and loved ones often enough? Here’s an unexpected solution. Continue reading

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Lollipop Epiphany

An improbable accident with candy gave me a glimpse beyond. Continue reading

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We Need Hidden Worlds

Why we need small, cozy, and hidden places. Continue reading

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Not My Real Name

Next time you’re supposed to give your name for restaurant reservations, try this. Continue reading

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School Violence Led Us To Homeschooling

We became homeschoolers suddenly. One morning our oldest son, a freshman in an award-winning suburban high school, called home saying, “He’s got a gun.” The teen who’d been harassing him just said he wouldn’t live through the school day. Continue reading

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For A Fresher & Juicier Experience, Mix It Up!

I’ve had it with sitting still and shutting up. Continue reading

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International Hosting: How Strangers Become Family

A little girl from 4,600 miles is a member of our family. Find out how you can become a host too. Continue reading

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