Grits and Purls

Spinning yarns about the grit of life

I was sitting, stumped by the blank Word doc that glared at me from my computer screen. No inspiration was coming for this week’s article. Every time I would think of something to write, I would look a back at my log of recent articles and find that I had written about that topic already. All …

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January and February have the onerous task of getting us back into routine. After the fun of choosing and making Halloween costumes and the gathering of family for Thanksgiving and the excitement of the Christmas Season, January comes in. We enter the period of no long weekends until Memorial Day (for most of us). Some …

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Updated 9/27/2012: So apparently the NFL got the message and got to talking. Or they planned to start negotiating this week anyway. Apparently there will be trained refs tonight, even before the deal is finalized. It doesn’t matter to me. I’ve fallen in love with the ideal of listening to the Packers game on the …

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The weather is beautiful. Crisp and clear. A good day for remembering. As I posted a September 11 memorial on our library blog, band rehearsal was just beginning. The melody of  Dona Nobis Pacem, Latin for “grant us peace,” seeped through the block walls. And I thought, “Yes, Lord, please, grant us peace. In our …

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