Eighty-Eight

I remember a book written in 1988 titled “88 Reasons why the Rapture will happen in 1988”. The sequel came out the following year! There are 88 keys on a piano. It means hugs and kisses in morse code. King Rehoboam had 88 kids. There are other not so nice meanings attached to this number…

By Mirm October 19, 2021 1

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious

This is the word from Mary Poppins that one is encouraged to use when they cannot think of anything else to say. Maybe this is a nonce word but it could also be an example of an hapax legomenon. A nonce is a spontaneously made up word for a specific situation. An hapax legomenon (aka…

By Mirm October 8, 2021 0

A new lampshade

One thing about binge watching all the shows on Magnolia Network, Discovery plus and other related platforms is the possibility of becoming dissatisfied with what is, of wanting something different or more. Spending money on things for self rather than generously sharing with those who need shoes, water and food is already easy enough to…

By Mirm October 5, 2021 0

The Last Chapter

Life is a story. Sometimes it is worth reading and sometimes it is more like an advertisement that is glanced at and thrown out. I want a life story full of meaning and not some boring drivel. A good book is one that I can’t put down and touches me. I want my life to…

By Mirm September 27, 2021 0

Happy New Year to Me

I think I have said it before but to me birthdays are like New Year’s day. The vibe is so similar. I look backward and reflect on accomplishments, I marvel at my blessings and I set new goals and make plans for the year moving forward. Janus (January) is the roman god of beginnings and…

By Mirm September 12, 2021 0

My grown up Wish list

So with my birthday coming I am often asked what I “want”. In a season where I am purging and parting with many “treasures” it is hard to come up with something new! I have more than my fair share. And with the pandemic I really don’t want to go anywhere too people-y. My kids…

By Mirm September 10, 2021 0

Emily at 29

Every year I scramble to think of something “new” to write to you on your birthday, but in reality I just reword the same thing every time – I love you and I want the best for you. So, here I go again… Every day since you were given by the Lord to me and…

By Mirm September 3, 2021 1

Forty One

Dear Jim, Today marks the day we said, “I do”. Forty-One.  It was a long time ago, …but not really. I have remembered that day for 11 years without you,… but not really. You continue to find me in my dreams. You continue to show up in my daily speech. You smile at me from…

By Mirm August 23, 2021 1

no more laryngitis

Back in February I “broke” my blog. It has been down until now. It may seem like I lost my voice; In some ways I had, yet I also kept writing without opportunity for “public consumption”. I am slowly posting some of the thoughts and posts I wrote over the last 6 months. I will…

By Mirm August 21, 2021 0

Where are You?

Life is hard. I am often overwhelmed by it – There is so much going on that I do not even know how to pray – Haiti is under rubble and storms rage nearby. Innocent people in Afghanistan are under intense persecution without a safety net. People are infected with Covid – even though they…

By Mirm August 16, 2021 0