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  • Kindly We Go - by Maida Korte “Remember there’s no such thing as a small act of kindness.  Every act creates a ripple with no logical end.”  –  Scott Adams             I have always been bothered by the fact that I walk around with myself every day.  I wake up behind these eyes and peer out of them no
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  • The Hoot of it All - – Maida Korte The most recent edition of National Review includes an essay on Home Schooling which has prompted my response below.  Dear National Review Letters: I read with considerable interest Sarah Schutte’s essay on Homeschooling.  Over 30 years ago I entered this very particular land of tutorage with four little girls in tow.  At
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  • Walking -      By   Maida Korte “I’ve developed into quite a swan. I’m one of those people that will probably look better and better as I get older – until I drop dead of beauty.” ― Rufus Wainwright I didn’t become an athlete until after my four children were born.  I found that smashing a tennis ball
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  • The Carriage House - Maida Korte “Again the early-morning sun was generous with its warmth.  All the sounds dear to a horseman were around me – the snort of the horses as they cleared their throats, the gentle swish of their tails, the tinkle of irons as we flung the saddles over their backs – little sounds of no
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  • There to Here - “Kimberly, Kerianne, Heather and Miranda together form my launch and my landing. And of course Andy – who lets me read out-loud to him as we drive far far away and always return to the same place.  Here.” – Maida Whether we are transient in our natural habitat of hearth and home, or have deep
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  • The Ceremony of it ….. - Rituals create ceremony into the ordinary patterns of life. Coffee is one of mine.
  • The Housecoat - By Maida Korte “Give me my robe, put on my crown; I have immortal longings in me.” – William Shakespeare      I understand.  I see it now.  All of my life has been spent reviling the housecoat in exchange for sweatpants and t-shirt and I have been wrong.  Sweatpants are only for those with the
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  • Occupying Space - Maida Korte      “My bedroom furniture is moving in on me.”  This was the phone message I received in the middle of the night.  It seems that Mrs. Smith could not sleep due to her bedroom feeling overly oppressive.  Rather than phone a close friend, or even a Doctor for help with sleeping, her first
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  • My Ernie - My Ernie “Baseball, it is said, is only a game.  True.  And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona.  Not all holes, or games are created equal.”  – George Will I never thought about being a Cub’s fan.  It was as natural to me as being a girl.  I just was.  My dad
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  • What I Do Anywhere - What I Do Anywhere – Maida Korte “Because you believed I was capable of behaving decently, I did.” – Paulo Coelho Of course I’ll get you a water bottle – and I trotted to the refrigerator to get her one.  She was young and looked exhausted, walking house to house in 90 plus degree heat
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