Of Poppies, Service, and Dad

Cynthia L. Eppley 11/10/2020 Poppies Does anyone sell poppies anymore? I remember them as a child and teenager in my small town. I don’t think the deep implications were clear to me at that point. As I’ve gotten older I’ve come to appreciate them more. I found this explanation recently: “Wear the poppy on theContinue reading “Of Poppies, Service, and Dad”

Christmas Creep

Cynthia L. Eppley Nov 4, 2020 Christmas Creep I suppose I should have expected it. When you walk into Costco or Lowes and see the Christmas trees in August? Really? Usually I am aghast and dismayed. But this year? Not so much. They call it the “Christmas Creep.” The relentless marketing of Christmas closer toContinue reading “Christmas Creep”

Politics and Wednesday Nov 4

Cynthia L. Eppley 11/2/2020 Politics Unless you are living under a rock, you would know there is an election tomorrow. It has been called the biggest election of our times, with long lasting effects. Perhaps it ranks right up there with COVID in how it has affected our lives, and the implications of it all.Continue reading “Politics and Wednesday Nov 4”

A COVID Halloween

Cynthia L. Eppley 11/01/2020 A COVID Halloween Certainly you remember the excitement on that day of days: October 31. You may have had a party in school, and even a parade through the parking lot. But that was all secondary.The big event came at home. Dinner couldn’t get over fast enough, as you raced toContinue reading “A COVID Halloween”

A Dog’s Life

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA 08/17/2020 A Dog’s Life We never really expected to get a dog. We’d had cats before. And even the cats belonged to our son: more of a “stopover” until they could be returned to him.There are major differences between cats and dogs. Both are cuddly and fun. But they are different: “Owners ofContinue reading “A Dog’s Life”

Cancel Culture 3

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA 08/11/20 After writing Cancel Culture 1 and 2, I have been thinking more on this subject. It seems that violent speech and action are ever more increasing. (See Cancel Culture, Cancel Culture 2)What are we to do? In Cancel culture 1 I spoke of the dynamics of “canceling someone”:Shaming, Stonewalling, Snubbing.ItContinue reading “Cancel Culture 3”

Of Baseball, Whiffle Ball and Family

July 25, 2020 Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Whiffle Ball during COVID There is a Whiffle Ball Tournament going on around the corner. This might not be notable on any other hot day of the summer, but this summer is different. This is a COVID summer. And sports are off limits. Not to be deterred, a groupContinue reading “Of Baseball, Whiffle Ball and Family”

Cancel Culture 2

Cynthia L. Eppley My most recent blog addressed the current “Cancel Culture.” I think we’d all agree that our culture is being warped and twisted by the current events around us.But if we look more closely, we will find that “there really is nothing new under the sun.” There have been World Wars, Spanish flu,Continue reading “Cancel Culture 2”

Cancel Culture

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA These are strange times in which we live. 2020 will be remembered for many things: COVID, protests and discourse, and “Cancel Culture.” Every year seems to add new terminology to our lexicon. This new term has been around for awhile, but with new meanings and applications. Understand, reader. I am notContinue reading “Cancel Culture”

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