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On Veterans Day: Memorabilia from My Father, the WWII Veteran

My father was a World War II veteran. Veterans of these battlefields of the last century are now bowed men in their eighties and nineties speaking hesitantly about their colleagues and their service a lifetime ago in the killing fields … Continue reading

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A Milestone Birthday for Debbie Jewell: Celebrating a Life Well Started

When you reach milestones that begin with crooked numbers, it is common to reflect on years gone by and their results. Today we’re celebrating the milestone birthday of a remarkable woman whose 50 years have been time well-spent.  Debra Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Generational Connection: sunrise, sunset

We visited my mother a few weeks ago near Rock Island, Illinois, a visit made easier by our recent move to the Chicago area.  It was a wonderful family gathering to the rural home by the river where Mom has … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day: My annual tribute to a soldier of the greatest generation

Memorial Day 2011 When I seek to honor the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, I think of their peers and how they honor those who didn’t make … Continue reading

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Good to have Irish blood, though thin, on St. Patricks Day

Last year my sister Pamela, who is our family historian/genealogist, researched our Irish roots for St. Patrick’s Day. Just to establish the proper credentials for this day, I repeat her findings here. On my mother’s (Harriet Louise Speer Jewell) side, we can … Continue reading

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Moving to Chicago

We’ve told our family, daily contacts, and business associates, so it is appropriate now to blast our family news: I have accepted an offer to join the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews as senior director of communications. It is … Continue reading

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Overcoming the dangerous myth of world overpopulation; a move toward pro-life environmental action

Most of my adult lifetime one of the most common truisms among those who care about the people of the world has been that the population is growing so fast that it will soon outstrip available food, space, natural resources, … Continue reading

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An argument for screen-free Sundays

Here’s something to think about: screen-free Sundays. If you’re like me, you’ve already come up with a number of reasons that doesn’t sound too appealing.  But check out the article on reducing screen time, at the Flourish Blog, and join me in thinking about … Continue reading

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Ten Great Places to Raise a Family

In most cases we live where we are placed. Our families live in a town for generations and we stay. Or our parents move to a new place and we set our roots there. But in America over the last … Continue reading

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Weekend Reading: The price tag of raising a child in America; Haiti Smoldering; Nobel Prize highlights China’s thuggery, Full Disclosure on the Oil Spill Impacts

The price of a child: Fascinating article in the Christian Science Monitor on the full parenting price tag, beyond the scary Christmas list, and why that doesn’t begin to describe the joy, the complexity, and multitude of choices.  In the … Continue reading

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