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If Only

Hubby and I were cruising down the highway singing oldies but goodies tunes to our hearts’ content, when suddenly hubby said, “When I was in my hey day I thought if only I had $100,000 I’d have it made in the shade.”  I told him I thought the same thing (only I wanted...

When You Can’t Find Justice

Unless you have been living under a rock or on another planet, you have probably heard of the verdict announced in the Kate Steinle murder case.  Kate was the young woman shot and killed in 2015 on a San Francisco pier, dying in the arms of her father.  The acquittal...

Herd Mentality

I never observed many animals before moving to the farm – just the usual dog and cat pets.  Nowadays I watch my  four-legged “pets” everyday and what I’ve observed in them is close to what I see in people — herd mentality. Herd mentality is defined as the...

A History of Thanks

Everything I learned about America’s Thanksgiving holiday came from stories of the the first Thanksgiving at Plymouth Rock.  Scenes of pilgrims with their black frocks, buckled shoes, and white collars breaking bread with their Indian neighbors left an indelible...

Respect, Not Judgment

We were in Dallas recently for my husband’s sixth (and hopefully, last) surgery.  For two days I was his private duty nurse in the hospital as the medical staff took care of the scientific stuff.  This gave my husband and I an opportunity to get to know the nursing...

Thoughts and Prayers

This has been a year of change, some hardship, lots of medical needs, and plenty of stress.  It started with surgeries (husband has had six surgeries in a year), my on-the-job training of nursing, then transitioning away from my home since 1951, topped off with a big...

Power of One

Can one person make a difference?  Absolutely!  I’m a firm believer in the power of one to affect change in a person’s life … to start a movement … or support the passage of legislation for the betterment of all.  In this day and age we hear a lot about someone...

I’m No Hero

That’s what Stephen Williford said repeatedly after he and another member of the Sutherland Springs, Texas community intervened to stop an attacker after brutally killing 26 members of the First Baptist Church.  But Stephen, visibly shaken as he spoke to police after...

Humble Pie

I’ve been reading about humility this week, which is a virtue I need and a whole lot of people in this world could use more of.  Whenever I start to think everyone should take “my way or the highway,” a nice slice of humble pie quickly cures that stinkin’ thinkin’...

What’s In A Name?

I never paid much attention to the importance of names until recently.  Having lived my entire life in a big city, I assumed anyone that knew me by name, Debby Efurd, knew me.  After all, I had raised a family, had a long career, attended church there my entire life,...

Scandalous

When I first heard about the latest Hollywood sex scandals my initial thought was, “what are they up to now?”  I never took seriously the jokes about the “casting couch,” until now as the tip of the iceberg is being revealed as more and more women (and now...