Tag Archives: America

NEVER SAY NEVER

You’re born into an ordinary life to people of little means.  You have barely gotten to know your mother’s face when she has been torn from you.  Your tiny body is given up by her in order to save you … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME

This post was written shortly after Memorial Day, 2020, beginning the summer of our discontent. The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

Freedom is a word being catapulted about like a ball of fire lately.  This being a day celebrating our independence from England will lack fireworks, but the celebration of our nation will not die.  For almost 250 years, this fledgling … Continue reading

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ONCE UPON A TIME – UPRISING

The climate was right.  Summer heat had overtaken the city.  It was a holiday – a day of remembrance for those who had died defending their fellow man. In one part of the city, a white man, hired to serve … Continue reading

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SATURDAY SOUND OFF

Saturday seems as good a day as any to rant.  I try not to do so, but it’s trending today, so I thought I’d get on the bandwagon.  What stage of grief are we in now?  What’s happening in our … Continue reading

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NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

We’re now in week two of social distancing and already ideas are flying on how to interact with each other.  It seems we are at our best when we have nothing to do.  So, creative juices are flying.  Minds are … Continue reading

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PLEASE, DON’T STEAL MY JOY!

Every mother who sees her first born child experiences a myriad of emotions.  For most of us the word “joy” comes to mind.  She counts fingers and toes, holds the baby close to her breast and experiences the ecstasy of … Continue reading

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WHERE IS LOVE?

As most of you know, I have always loved musical theatre.  Telling a story through music is much like the operas of old, but a dramatic telling of a favorite tale always seems to bring them to life for me. … Continue reading

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SHED BLOOD

This past few days have been filled with needless blood shed and death which serves no purpose other than to shock us and continue to numb us.  Whatever the source of discontent – if it be mental illness, hatred, brainwashing, … Continue reading

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REVOLTING MEN IN SHORT TIGHTS

I hope the title caught your attention.  This is a repost of one from July 3, 2018.  In preparation for the big celebration, it might be a good idea to take a look at this again.  Our nation is once … Continue reading

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STRANGE BEDFELLOWS

In Shakespeare’s play, “The Tempest,” the term “Strange bedfellows,” was coined in reference to a drunken jester, named Trinculo.  He was been shipwrecked on Prospero’s magic island.  He seeks shelter from the storm and comes upon the petrified body of Caliban.  … Continue reading

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INDIGINEOUS PEOPLE DAY

Well, even though I’m a day late and a dollar short, I have a few things to say about what used to be called, “Columbus Day.”  The day when we observed the exploration and discovery of a new land which … Continue reading

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A CITY IN ASHES

Our granddaughter was not yet born.  The grandsons were little boys, now young men, unaware of the tragedy that struck.  I remember pouring a cup of coffee and preparing to sit down and watch the news when it happened.  In the … Continue reading

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FRENZY IN THE CITY STREETS

The big parade on the fourth of July always included children. There were those who watched on the lawn chair laden sidewalks, or on the broad shoulders of someone taller. There were those who spent time decorated their bikes, tricycles, … Continue reading

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THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK

“Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.”    Plato I may regret writing this post.  I may say something that will be misinterpreted or come off as holier than thou.  I may appear pompous … Continue reading

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REMINDERS OF THE COST

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© They called it Decoration Day so many years ago, We’d dress our bikes with crepe paper to let our neighbors know, Our pride was in the best place yet for anyone to … Continue reading

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IF MY PEOPLE …

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I … Continue reading

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OUT OF DESOLATION

  ORIGINAL SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER – POETRY BY KATHY BOECHER© The sculpture was created as a reminder of how God can bring us out of the ashes and into new life.  It depicts the flood waters of the Bible, … Continue reading

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FEBRUARY SPECIAL DAYS

  , Today, February 6th, is the birthday of one of four presidents who had birthdays in this month.  We celebrate all our presidents on the third Monday of February. Ronald Reagan was an unlikely choice for the high office he held … Continue reading

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GOD BLESS AMERICA

A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS! “Over the last year, the world has seen what we always know, that no people on earth are so fearless or daring or determined as Americans. If there is a mountain, we climb … Continue reading

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