Category: The Grandaddy Letters

Notes from the start of school

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.” Mark Twain This morning, as complex and potentially fraught as yesterday’s post, I want to talk about the beginning of this 2020-2021 school year. There are no…

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A few words for grandchild number four (love is first a choice and then a commitment)

  I love this combination of photographs. One end of the generational spectrum and the other. They are both wonderful images: Naomi grabbed the perfect Chamber of Commerce “isn’t Miami just the coolest place on earth?” picture of the children. Then I caught my parents in a light, loving moment on their deck here in…

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“This is how we Corona!”

They will come home and sing songs of joy on the heights of Jerusalem.     They will be radiant because of the Lord’s good gifts— the abundant crops of grain, new wine, and olive oil,     and the healthy flocks and herds. Their life will be like a watered garden,     and all their sorrows will be gone.  The…

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