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All posts in category Laughter

A Star Wars Birthday

Star Wars memory, Grauman's Chinese screening, Star Wars birthday party, Star Wars food, Star wars games, pretend lightsaber games

“We’re going to see Star Wars! Come on!” I lay on the couch, exhausted from my last Shakespeare final, and peered at my roommate. “What’s that?” “A movie I’ve been waiting for months to see it. You’ll love it!” I’d never heard of it before but I went with Joanne, Julie, Steve and Jack. We stood […]

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A Biddy Interview with Her Biographer

Interview, Mrs. Oswald Chambers, biographer, Oswald Chambers, Michelle Ule, David McCasland, Oxford, My Utmost for His Highest, writing a biography

Biddy Chambers turned the tables to interview her biographer–me. This is all imaginary–she died before I turned ten–but it’s fun for me as I prepare to launch Mrs. Oswald Chambers. (You can read my questions to Biddy here, here and here.) The genesis behind this imaginary interview blog series is, when I enter heaven, Biddy […]

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The Gift of a Birdhouse

Birdhouse gift, birthday presents, weathered fence decorations, gifts for grandma, creativity, how to brighten up a drab backyard, easy craft projects

I got a birdhouse for my birthday. Actually, I got 11 birdhouses for my birthday. It was my idea and I went for it. A lonely backyard The view out my kitchen window is of a backyard we’ve worked hard to make friendly. The weathered fence around the yard and overhanging trees from my neighbor, […]

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8 Favorite Memoirs

It’s summer and I’m enjoying my eight favorite memoirs. It’s important to remember memoirs and biographies are different. While biographies tell an entire life’s story, a memoir generally limits itself a slice of time, or a particular event. I love memoirs even more than biographies, in part because narrative non-fiction is my favorite genre. (Memoirs […]

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The Family’s Slides–and What to Do with Them

Sorting my family’s ancient slides took a few days to accomplish. My brother unearthed them from the attic and we were curious to know what was in them. The other brother bought a single slide viewer–no one had a projector anymore–and I went through the batch. Our slides were kept in a long box (not […]

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