Rhonda’s Blog

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Dec 02, 2021

The dangerous prayer you should pray

It’s late afternoon on this December day. I am walking and talking with my beloved Mr. Schrock. A chill breeze blows in my face. Chuff, chuff, chuff. Our shoes keep

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Dec 01, 2021

An unlikely path called Rejection

The house is quiet today. In my cherished winter spot on the couch, I shift, turning my body, coffee in hand, so that the tree is just before me. Nearby,

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Nov 30, 2021

Why the flag is important to me (it’s about the love)

I will never apologize for my love of the American flag. The reason you see it in photos is because it’s important to me. The reason it’s important to me?

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Nov 22, 2021

“I’m special”

It’s a sunny November morning. I’m heading to the supermarket to snag a turkey for canning experiment number seven. I wind my way through the aisles, picking up carrots, onions,

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Nov 19, 2021

Cancel culture? Cancel this

It began with a conversation that invited a deeper look. They were difficult words to hear, and I felt the old, sharp discomfort. Then came the whisper that began to

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Nov 18, 2021

Congratulations, thanks, and a little holiday advice

Thank you to all of you who celebrated the launching of the new website with me! It was like opening a long string of presents, reading your comments each day.

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Nov 15, 2021

Tall probation officer meets the tiny American mother

I’ve just boarded the plane in Atlanta. Behind me, the beautiful city of Boston, and my friends. It’s been a wonderful time of connection, and now I’m going home. Here

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Nov 08, 2021

Welcome to my new home

Welcome to my new home in cyberspace! It was in February or March of this year that I first saw it. One day as I tried to access the blog,

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Sep 10, 2021

The lost boys

In the kitchen of my country home today, the windows are open. Feeling the cool breeze, smelling the fresh air, hearing the sounds of life on The Three, it all

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Sep 09, 2021

For men who’ve been hurt by women

In some of my recent interactions with folks out and about in the world, I’ve been reminded again of something that troubles me greatly. And that is this–that women can

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