The house is full of company and the water pump just broke


An Outhouse and a Pump at the Sink. . .

Modern plumbing is such a blessing. I’ve never shared this, but the first parsonage I lived in (my father is a retired minister) was in a small rural community in Maine. We had a pump at the sink and an outhouse for a toilet. My parents had 3 children (I’m the second) all under the…

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Our two interns that stole the show

I find that there can be comfort in [some] traditions. Here in the office, we have our traditions, and one of my favorites is a new one that we just started last year. Each mid-December, the entire office gets together and chooses a charity for our end-of-the-year Holiday Special. Each staff member comes to this…

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Matt Damon, Bette Midler, NICABM…and you?

What do Matt Damon, Michael J. Fox, Andre Agassi, and Bette Midler have in common? They all have created charities. Matt Damon co-created Water.org, Michael J. Fox the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, Andre Agassi has the Andre Agassi Foundation for Education, and Bette Midler the New York Restoration Project. It reminds me…

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