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Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast

Reverend Laurie's Blog

January 26, 2018

Sometimes in public restrooms while washing hands and checking for mustard on our shirts, women will stare with each other in the mirror and complain about their hair. Not so long ago, in these social situations my own complaints were adamant and plentiful.  My hair’s...

January 19, 2018

The name “Granddaddy” loomed large in my family and belonged to my Great-Grandfather, a man I never met. Each of his five children took me in their confidence at one time or another to explain, “I’m the one who inherited Granddaddy’s nature.” 

Word among them all was...

January 12, 2018

During Christmas week my family gifted me a free pass to go alone to the Philadelphia Art Museum during our mini vacation. If I’d only had the first ten minutes of that visit it would have been good enough because I got to stand by myself in front of a painting of John...

January 5, 2018

When he was a child, the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s brother Nikolia convinced him and his siblings that he had discovered a secret that would make all people happy.   Nikolia said he’d written the secret on a green stick and buried it in a ravine by the edge of...

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