Janet Rebhan

Archive for September 2013

The Value of Things

When I was fourteen, my entire freshman English lit class watched the movie Romeo & Juliet together. Some of the kids in my class teased me about looking a little like Juliet and for the next week they added an extra “et” to the end of my name to make it three syllables so it rhymed…

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The Secret Life of Adirondack Chairs

I’ve always had a thing for Adirondack chairs. For me, they represent a way of life that is tranquil, comfortable, elegant and somewhat mysterious. Let me explain. As a kid growing up in west Texas, I remember sturdy metal lawn chairs. The kind that rock back and forth a little when you sit in them. They were practical…

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Toward a Consciousness of Peace

I am thinking about all of the innocent victims who lost their lives on this day twelve years ago, and my heart goes out to their families. I still get chills when I think about the heroism of those on United Airlines Flight 93 that crashed over a field in Pennsylvania. And the many firefighters,…

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A Coco, a Sailor, and a Couple of Vines

Today, I thought I’d introduce you to a couple of new additions to my family. Both of my daughters just got new puppies. Jennifer adopted baby Coco of the Mi Ki breed. Yes, that’s Coco after the designer, not the featherweight orbs of sweet morning grains usually eaten in a bowl with milk. And Natalie…

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Come on in… I’m OPEN!

Hello and welcome to my new blog! I am now officially “OPEN” for business and open for sharing. My website is still undergoing a few changes, so if you notice it looks different every time you visit, that’s why. I intend to make this the one place for everything I write about and I have…

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