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Thomas Beck
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Sentimental Sorting Last evening, I was hot and decided to start the Herculean
task of cleaning out my computer and general clutter room. Bins of photographs
cover the floor of one closet. Some are old photos passed down through the
generations. Some are ne...

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Youthful Summer
Days I’m
sure that we all can remember those days of summer after school was out and the
freedom to go outside to run and play or to ride a bike and swim. It was a time
of enjoyment that wasn’t limited because the sun was hot or the air stil...

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  Choices Each day we make hundreds of choices from simple ones where
we decide what clothing to wear to getting married. We make choices because of
the weather or because of the chores we plan to tackle for the day. We wouldn’t
select a suit and tie to rep...

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Being Passionate I was thinking about
some of the unusual things that have occurred and some odd people I’ve met as a
nurse. This is one of the stories came to mind. During my student internship at
an Altoona hospital emergency department, a rather slovenly...

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Up and Down and All Around Maybe because I have slowed down just a bit from my youth or
maybe my artist’s eye is capturing more of my surroundings, but I have really
been impressed with clouds, sunrises, sunsets, and the intricate, delicate
beauty of flower...

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Cantankerous or Confused There are times when a
person is never sure whether another person is confused or just stubborn and
cantankerous. While I was still working as a nurse, I came in contact with an
elderly man was frequently admitted for CHF (Chronic h...

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Beginning to Write I can remember in kindergarten of my attempts to write. They
had thick blue pencils that I could almost rest on my shoulder as I began to
print my numbers and letters. They must have thought the pencils were heavy
enough, because there we...

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Eating at My Mind A few days ago, I made
wilted dandelion greens, bacon, onions in gravy made from the fat of the bacon.
It was one of the meals that I loved that my mom Sybil Beck made and I really
enjoyed. She served it over mashed potatoes, not the box k...

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Struggle to Reach the Finish Line It has been a really difficult past few days trying to put
the finishing touches on my first full length novel. My other books have been a
compilation of short stories with a common theme and common characters. The new
one ...

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Good Gracious Graduation Yesterday, I attended my youngest granddaughter’s
kindergarten graduation at the Rumbaugh Elementary School. It certainly made me
feel a bit further along the aging trail. Hannah Yoder was one of our miracle
babies. She was born wit...
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