Category Archives: America

SUNDAY SERENITY

God set this day aside for a day of rest.  He had a pretty busy week prior to the final day of creating the world, the universe, every living thing.  He established night and day and placed all the stars, … Continue reading

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PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMORIES

Dust covers the now stagnant and aging photo albums on my coffee table.  My youngest daughter still loves searching through those picture books – hoping to find memories of her own childhood. When it became easier to put them on … Continue reading

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WHAT WAS FUNNY – AIN’T

My life has spanned almost seven decades. I’ll soon be entering my eight. I’ve seen the comedy routines of Vaudeville – the situation comedies that required an active imagination through the radio – early TV and movies containing slapstick and … Continue reading

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TEAMWORK TUESDAY

Being part of a team is great when everyone on the team has the same goal in mind. Tuesday is my day to work with a team of senior citizens who are not ready to be old. That being said, … Continue reading

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PRAYERS FOR UKRAINE

I cannot begin to imagine what the Ukrainians are dealing with in their country. The United States seems oblivious to the wars that rage around us and seem eager to send money and arms, but not really providing any kind … Continue reading

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WEDNESDAY WISDOM

I guess you could say I was a child that grew up on “screen time.” My screen was an 8″ black and white TV, upon which I spent Saturday mornings wallowing in Looney Toons cartoons. I would then spend the … Continue reading

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SILENT, BUT DEADLY

I am part of the “Silent Generation” or more commonly known as a Traditionalist – or those born from 1923-1945. We all have our pluses and minuses, but many of us old timers seem to think that the Newbies are … Continue reading

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LIFE STORMS

We’ve been in a short duration of what is to come in Minnesota. Storms pop up suddenly and often without warning. The skies can be brilliant blue with a faint whisper of clouds and immediately become filled with darkness and … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done several years ago, shortly after a tornado tore through the city of Minneapolis.  An entire rookery was destroyed, except for one lone survivor. He sat majestically in … Continue reading

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COUNTING YOUR STEPS

No, I don’t have a Fitbit, but I recently discovered that I can see how many steps I take by going to an app on my phone. The first day, I felt really hopeless when only 250 steps showed up … Continue reading

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CITY SCAPES

City within a darkened world, has beauty all its own, The wires that lace throughout the space, the litter lying there, The sounds of box cars hooking up, a place where crime is sown, Where homeless search the garbage cans, to find … Continue reading

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TRAVELING WHEN RETIRED

Retire, they said.  It will be fun, they said.  You are free to go anywhere, do anything and scratch things off your bucket list, they say.  Who are “they” and I’ll bet they’re not retired?  Traveling today isn’t easy, no … Continue reading

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WRINKLES ARE JUST UNPRESSED PLEATS

Each day seems to etch a new line onto my face. With all the junk going on in the world it’s enough to make one look like a prune. Actually, a prune was once a flawless plum with tight, shiny … Continue reading

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GETTING READY FOR EASTER

Don’t you just love Pinterest? Usually, my endeavors at making a spectacular table for Easter falls far short of the images you see in the first picture above. The ideas always look so creative and seem like they would be … Continue reading

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FOREVER YOUNG

Fairy tales can come true – it can happen to you, if you’re young at heart … Old, blue eyes, Frank Sinatra made that dream seem possible when he released “Young at Heart” in 1963. It was the same year that Camelot fell, … Continue reading

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HAVING A BAD DAY?

When I feel attacked from all sides, when my motives are questioned, when my life seems like it’s going nowhere and when troubles seem to be piling up higher than I can possibly handle, how do I go on? There … Continue reading

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TIME FOR SOME SERIOUS GROVELING

There’s a whole lot of groveling going on in the Old Testament.  The Children of Israel continued to make the same mistakes over and over and over again.  It’s easy for us to see where they blew it – how they strayed from … Continue reading

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RAINY DAYS & MONDAYS

“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;Thy fate is the common fate of all,Into each life some rain must fall”― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow As a child I used to think of rainy days … Continue reading

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THE POTTER & THE CLAY

It’s hard to imagine ourselves as a lifeless piece of clay or dead mass of rock, but when you see the final result – it’s an amazing piece of imagery.  We are in the Master’s hand.  He takes us and shapes … Continue reading

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THE TRUE MIRACLE WORKER

Job suffered greatly, all in a matter of a few days. He lost all his wealth, his belongings, his house, livestock and land. He even lost his children. With each passing moment he watched as those things were swept away … Continue reading

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