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How to let go…

How to let go...  by Keri Kettle

My oldest is getting ready to head off to study overseas for a gap year (a gap year is taking a year off between finishing high school and going to college).  It is certainly a challenge not to worry if she will get up on time, if she will eat right, if she will make […]

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What’s the rush?

What's the rush? by Keri Kettle

I live in an agricultural community – what you might even call “the boondocks”.  While visiting cities on vacation, I find myself stepping faster to meet the rhythm of all the people rushing from one place to another. I prefer to take the back roads to get from my house to work, puttering through the […]

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Put the camera down…

Put the camera down... by Keri Kettle

If you’ve walked through a museum lately you might have seen this new trend of people walking through and using their iPads or phones to take pictures of the pictures.  I watched one woman taking a picture of each painting AND each museum label.  She was getting frustrated when people actually walked between her and […]

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How to take the first step of a hard journey…

How to take the first step of a hard journey... by Keri Kettle

View from the first level of the Eiffel Tower, about 20 stories up – those tiny things that look like ants are people.  I stood in the line to go through security, feeling the nerves dancing in the pit of my stomach.  I kept trying not to look up at how far I was going […]

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Seriously, stop touching me…

Seriously, stop touching me... by Keri Kettle

I spent eleven hours sitting on a plane between my two kids.  Eleven is supposed to be a magical number.  This was not a magical experience.  Or maybe it was. My kids are teenagers, they give hugs, but not unless I initiate, and they are the first to push away.  They are nearly adults, but […]

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