Rock Falls, Illinois is a small town with not much to recommend it. It is situated across the river from Sterling. My memories are a little fuzzy since I haven't lived there since my first day of school many years ago. I was a timid kid, afraid of my own shadow it seemed. "Don't play … Continue reading Serially Lost Part I–Writing 101
A football player was recently accused of child abuse because he switched his four-year-old son. The media and psychologists seem to be of the opinion that you should just talk to your children to get them to behave or be respectful. LOOK AT OUR YOUTH TODAY, EXPERTS AND TELL ME HOW THAT'S WORKING! Have you … Continue reading Punishment or Discipline?
Before I begin let me give a little background. All three of these songs are either hymns or Christian songs. Each one is important because of how they affect my life, my soul, reminding me of the price Jesus the Christ paid for me. His sacrifice changed me, changed my life, and there is no … Continue reading The Three Most Important Songs in My Life–Writing 101 Lesson 3
It was the house where my parents fought. I was crouched under the square white table with the brown chairs, watching my mother run as my father chased her with a knife. Her red, black and gray patterned skirt swished as she ran, the Spanish dancing ladies printed around the bottom seeming to run with … Continue reading My View. . .Writing 101
Wow. This is a great assignment. Write randomly for twenty minutes. Okay. Here is my stream of consciousness. I hope I can make it last for twenty minutes. What if I fail? What if I really am just a blob of nothing, with no purpose, no reason for existence? Why am I here? Was I … Continue reading Unlocking the Mind
I wanted to blog yesterday, but we were in the mountains and the only way to get internet service was with the cell phone. It had signal Friday but not yesterday. I would have had to leave the family reunion for a little while to drive down the hill (using the brakes on the truck a lot) in order to get connected. Since we had family who came late and had to leave early this morning, I decided they were more important than the blog. Hope no one is offended. These are people I only get to see for a couple of days once a year. And they are very dear to me. Who knows when it will be the last time?
So, there was a “wrinkle in the internet” connection. But I’m back today and my intention is to keep up with this. I really do care about my…
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I wanted to blog yesterday, but we were in the mountains and the only way to get internet service was with the cell phone. It had signal Friday but not yesterday. I would have had to leave the family reunion for a little while to drive down the hill (using the brakes on the truck … Continue reading A Wrinkle in the Net
My name is Aleta Kay Lipsius Dye. I am an author, but more important than that, I'm a believer and a follower of Jesus Christ. Why am I here? What is my purpose in writing this blog or anything else? Why not keep it to myself? The answer is the same to all three questions. … Continue reading Blogging 101: Why Am I Here?
This will be a short post without pictures because I'm not sure how long I'll have signal to connect to wireless internet. I'm using my cell phone to connect and my server is not strong in this area. But we'll see how far I get. We are at our family reunion in West Virginia. I … Continue reading Weak Connection
This will be a short trip. We're heading to Bluestone State Park for our annual family reunion. We've been informed that the road at the main entrance is closed due to damage from blasting so we'll have to go in the back way. That means not taking the camper. Oh, well. It will still be … Continue reading On The Road Again. . .