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July 2017

A Branch on the Tree of Life and Death
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A Branch on the Tree of Life and Death

We signed the papers yesterday. The school sold. The process so far has been simple. Eight months ago, I thought we’d live in that building forever. Now it’s gone. But that’s how it goes, I guess. The trees grow, they flower, fruit hangs heavy from the branches, and then…it hails.

But the fruit lands. And baby seeds plant themselves. And there new trees grow.

John and ...
Deshacerse De: To Get Rid of…
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Deshacerse De: To Get Rid of…

Before our last and final trip back to the United States last week from Mexico, I struggled to find the right words in Spanish to describe what we would be doing back in Nebraska. In English, I use the word “get” in conjunction with the word “rid” and the vague preposition “of” to describe the process. How do you “get” rid? You don’t. You “get rid of”. First you “get”. Then you “rid”. And finally, to wrap ...
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