Fully Known

Cynthia L. Eppley 03/24/2021 I didn’t recognize her at first. She was geared up with a heavy coat, hood up, and masked. We spoke briefly about the cold weather and then she turned to walk away.Something resonated within me: her gait. And then it clicked: her voice!It was Nancy! I had not seen her forContinue reading “Fully Known”

A Year Anniversary of Covid

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA March 13, 2021 Milestones Important dates and times are etched into our minds. Usually it revolves around a crisis of some sort: Where were you when JFK was shot?Where were you when 9/11 happened?Where were you when everything shut down on March 12, 2020? It is fitting that as we haveContinue reading “A Year Anniversary of Covid”

Snowmelt

Cynthia L. Eppley   03/09/2021 Slip Sliding Away Many of you know that we have a dog, Ella. And Ella needs walked about 4 times each day. I’ve noticed several things on my most recent walks, as they have been complicated by snow and ice. Snowmelt The snow is beautiful, isn’t it?But it begins toContinue reading “Snowmelt”

Chicken Soup for the Soul

Cynthia L. Eppley 02/11/2021 This has been a tough year, a tough season.I haven’t written about it, but now seems the appropriate time.In the Fall, I was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and at least 4 Pulmonary Emboli. It took until December to recover.Bob’s sister died of Covid in January. (The Dawn of 2021:Continue reading “Chicken Soup for the Soul”

The Dawn of 2021: Every Moment Counts

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/03/2021 New Beginnings? It is the third day of 2021. But this isn’t just any year.This is the end of 2020.We all anticipated it so much didn’t we?We are weary of Covid, Pandemics, illness, and death. We are all looking toward a new year and new beginnings. New Year Resolutions And then there isContinue reading “The Dawn of 2021: Every Moment Counts”

Covid Calamities and 2020

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/27/2020 I’ve seen several places where 2020 has been described as “A Dumpster Fire of a year.” Or “I’ll be so glad to finish 2020!” or “Good Riddance!”It has been a hard year for so many. Trials and Temptations Covid has been a national, no an International scourge.Small business owners have been on theContinue reading “Covid Calamities and 2020”

Christmas and Great Expectations

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/07/2020 It’s that Time of Year It’s Christmastime. The time of parties and family gatherings; the time of traditions and trees; the time of quiet reflection and worship.And this year will be no different: or will it?As much as we’d like to have this Christmas season be like any other, we haveContinue reading “Christmas and Great Expectations”

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”

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”

Hugs: Be the Last One to Let Go

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA Hugs These are strange times in this changing world. COVID has kept us home and isolated. Even though many areas have gone to “Green”, there are still restrictions and face masks are mandatory in public places. And although the numbers have been decreasing, there are areas where they are slowly rising.Continue reading “Hugs: Be the Last One to Let Go”

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