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REFIRED NOT RETIRED

This past few days have been a time away from all the madness of the world – a time to refresh, relax and restore some of the zest that’s been missing for quite a while. Our son invited us to … Continue reading

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A LITTLE MORE OFF THE TOP

WOOD SCULPTURE BY PAUL BOECHER I often post paintings by my artist husband, Paul.  He dabbles in all sorts of art and is now one of the teaching artists at a local art center in our community.  Art is something … Continue reading

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WHERE IS THE PEACE?

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL T. & KATHY BOECHER© When life seems overwhelming and the hope for peace has drifted, We struggle with the discontent and pray for burdens lifted, But our days on earth are numbered, our time … Continue reading

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STILL TRYING TO DISCOVER YOURSELF?

In my years of stumbling over obstacles, brushing myself off and starting over again,  I’ve come to the conclusion that my life may not have seemed important to me, but God knew me before I ever came to be.  He … Continue reading

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MY HERO, MY MOM

My mom was my hero.  I gave her a run for her money and probably was the cause of her prematurely greying hair, but that didn’t deter her from pushing forward in life.  She didn’t hesitate to color those grey tresses well … Continue reading

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LOOKING FORWARD & UP

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© What started as a single seed reclining in the earth, Is now a giant masterpiece with monetary worth, The time it took to grow this tree encompassed many years, It suffered many … Continue reading

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REALITY CHECK

If you’re a fan of social media, you might be feeling a little depressed these days.  We’re seeing pictures of perfect meals, desserts, fun things to entertain your children while your sequestered, DIY videos on how to make a chair … Continue reading

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DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

There are a ton of little problems we face every day. They may become mind boggling if we let them.  For example: A fitted bed sheet that doesn’t fit. Having to pee as soon as you’re snuggled into bed. Trying … Continue reading

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HOPE FOR THE HOPELESS

I’ve always believed in God. I’ve known since an early age that I would some day go to heaven, but at the time I had no plans on doing so. It wasn’t brainwashed into me. I had plenty of questions … Continue reading

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ONE DAY AT A TIME

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” Corrie Ten Boom As each day passes, I have come to realize that every one of them is a blessing from above.  Not because tomorrow will … Continue reading

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KEEP ON KEEPING ON

“I’m not confused, I’m just well mixed.” Robert Frost As I go through this “wonderful” stage of my life, there are times when I feel like I’m losing it. One of my greatest fears is that I will do just … Continue reading

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TRADITION

And so it begins – the onset of the holiday season – a time of gathering, sharing, giving, receiving and love.  This week families will gather and share in a bounteous meal, reminiscent of their past.  Turkey or ham will … Continue reading

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BELOW THE GROUND

ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© The wind and winter’s chill worm through the thickness of inner earth,                   Weaving in and out of the good spaces, Infecting, infesting, destroying, … Continue reading

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TAKE HEART!

The headlines tell the state of our world in just a few simple words – “MASS SHOOTING AT SCHOOL,” DRUG OVERDOSE AT ALL TIME HIGH,” “SEX TRAFFICKING, RIGHT HERE,” and the list goes on.  Our world is filled with bad … Continue reading

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MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE

“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” Ronald Reagan During this time … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

“By now I thought I’d be sitting by glorious, turquoise waters on some Mediterranean beach, drinking something exotic and have money pouring out of my ears,” said no real author ever.  We start with such passion and fervor.  As a … Continue reading

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FAMILY ROAD TRIPS

This image is close to what it looked like when we traveled with our young children.  Unlike today, maps are seldom used.  Instead we plug into a GPS or ask SIRI.  We included the family dog, because we couldn’t afford boarding, nor … Continue reading

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MY WRITING JOURNEY

                            I’m back in the saddle again.  After six or so weeks of rehearsals and performances it’s time to return to my novel.  So I’m turning in … Continue reading

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I AM OFFENDED BY THAT

Being offended seems to be the phrase of the  day in our time.  We feel we have the right to express offense at anything we don’t agree with.  It doesn’t mean we’re correct in our thinking, it has become a … Continue reading

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HOW DID YOUR DAY START?

Yesterday was a lovely day.  I made it through the first day of my 78th year on earth – received many good wishes – spent time with my granddaughter and topped it off with a visit with a dear friend … Continue reading

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