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REFURBISHING

Today is my last day of being 76.  Thus you will notice a variety of posts on restoration, rebranding, renovation, rebuilding and many more redos.  When you’ve lived this long, you feel it’s time for a make-over.  The thousand mile … Continue reading

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REBRANDING

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This familiar piece of art is one of my favorites, because it shows how something old can become useful when someone has the vision and the wherewithal.  It’s also an inspiring reminder … Continue reading

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EXCESS BAGGAGE

“Only by going alone in silence, without baggage, can one truly get into the heart of the wilderness. All other travel is mere dust and hotels and baggage and chatter.” John Muir We moved into our new “old” house almost … Continue reading

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MEMORIES OF SUMMERS PAST

I hear there’s such a thing as a “stay-cation,” which allows you to sleep in your own home while visiting local sites of interest.  That sounds like a good plan to me.  We do have a lot of interesting things … Continue reading

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VACATION TIME

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The city life has strangled you, in every single way, You pack the car, the wife and kids and make your getaway. You fight the traffic and the heat, you long for the … Continue reading

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TO THE FATHER OF MY CHILDREN

Originally posted 06/10/2014 as Ten Ways to be a Good Dad.  We are no longer in the young parenting stage of life, but have tons of memories about our parenting years.  Those treasures have compiled and sustained us through some … Continue reading

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY, SONS IN LAW

When our daughters choose the man to spend the rest of their lives with, they are bringing along a whole additional set of baggage, which includes another entire family.  We’ve been blessed with two sons in  law and they are … Continue reading

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FRESH

ART & POETRY FROM PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© GALATIANS 5:22-23   “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” Fruit, luscious, ripe and sumptuous, A result of … Continue reading

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WANTED – A FATHER

There is no real job description associated with the title of father.  Many men have fathered children, but are not fathers to them.  It takes a man of real character and strength to be a good dad.  If you were … Continue reading

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RAISE THE FLAG

Originally posted 06/14/2018 A country’s flag is a symbol of what that country stands for and believes.  The American flag is no exception.  With its stripes, we’re reminded of the thirteen original colonies which fought for her independence from a … Continue reading

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WALLY’S FRYDADDY FRIDAY FUNNY

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JULIE’S FRIDAY FUNNY

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CONTRAST

This is another favorite of Paul’s art.  The stark contrast of the lone white tree in the center of darkness is so true of us once we have become part of Jesus’ family.  We stand out from others, not because we are … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

Most people have a preconceived idea about artists.  Some think being one requires living in squalor, experiencing all areas of life and staring at the face of a computer all day.  While others imagine the debonair, carefree lifestyle of one … Continue reading

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THE PRODIGAL’S FATHER

Originally posted on 06/17/201 Parenting is one of the most difficult occupations out there.  You’re responsible for another’s life, for the things they learn and become, for their discipline and social skills, for their behavior, what they eat, how they … Continue reading

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COVERED WITH HIS PINIONS

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This place that we have loved, this lonely withered space, Has faltered with the winter snows and cannot rise again, Without that inner life, that comes from heaven’s place, Our lives will be … Continue reading

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MY HUSBAND’S DAD

  Another Father’s Day rewind from 06/13/17 I was blessed to have wonderful in-laws.  My father in law was an undertaker – a kind and caring man with compassion for everyone.  His job was not an easy one.  Add the … Continue reading

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SUMMERTIME MOVIES

I know it’s summer, because school’s out and it’s time to go to Tuesday $5.00 movies with my granddaughter.  This has been a standing date, whenever there is anything worth seeing.  My granddaughter is sixteen, yet she is still a … Continue reading

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ANOTHER TIME & PLACE

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This painting was done as the backdrop for “Such a Time as This,” a musical play written and produced almost ten years ago with my children’s theatre group.  Paul researched the ancient cities … Continue reading

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FLEETING MEMORY

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© This favorite painting is a memory of what we were watching a few short months ago.  A white blanket of snow was spread out upon the landscape.  The bark on the birch … Continue reading

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