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April 1, 2020
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Pandemic Care Package for Our Daughter

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Never, ever did I expect to be mailing our 23-year-old daughter a care package during a pandemic. But here I go. Thank heaven for the postal service still being an option.  The used mailing envelope I stuffed is available thanks to my compulsion for keeping such things, just in case. I […]

March 28, 2020
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Gardening Just in Case

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman We used to garden all the time and put up veggies (for non-gardeners, that means preserved foods in jars or the freezer) This year, with our stay-at-home order to fight this infernal coronavirus, I decided not only to stick the root ends of my romaine in a bowl of water and […]

March 20, 2020
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Veterinarians Serving With Care During COVID-19

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Today, in the midst of COVID-19 I experienced veterinary care at its finest. First thing this morning I received a call from our vet, Dr. Baron, telling me about kidney issues with Daisy Mae Kitty’s bloodwork from last week, back when life was nearly normal and their office was bustling with […]

March 14, 2020
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Food Hoarder Maybe, But Not for a Pandemic

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman Okay. Honesty time. It’s official. I have a food problem and it’s not got anything to do with how much I eat. I am going to swallow my shame and admit, I’m a food hoarder. Oh no, not a pandemic hoarder. I haven’t shopped for that at all. Why? Because I […]

March 10, 2020
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Procrastinating or Saving the Landfills?

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman A prime example of procrastination involves my To Do List that I didn’t do. In addition to not writing, I did not make the phone calls on my list, nor do the online banking. I didn’t go to Lowes for longer cabinet knob screws, nor take the cat to the vet […]

February 7, 2020
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What to Do With Excess Used School Supplies

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman In preparation for a recent trip to Peru to build houses and work with the people of Chimbote, I was packing clothes, toys, and various donation items. In my house, I made a ridiculous discovery. I found more than two hundred fifty left-over colored pencils I’d somehow hoarded from my four […]

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Hallelujah, The Book Baby is Born! by Lisa Batten Kunkleman

Just Because I Used To Could…Life Stories and Beyond by Lisa Batten Kunkleman and illustrated by my delightful mother, Lois Ellis Batten is now available for purchase. WooHoo! Go to Amazon.com book section for paperback and ebook or Barnesandnoble.com for paperback format. Again I say, “Hallelujah!” https://www.amazon.com/dp/1733152504 Don’t be afraid to skip around and pick […]

August 2, 2019
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Birthing a Book: Whew! It Takes Patience and Persistence

Surprise! Here’s a peek at my soon to be born baby. I mean book. You may notice the cover is brighter now than the natural color plan I posted a good while back. I decided to brighten the book shelves of the world a little bit. Some people say, there’s a book inside everybody. Maybe […]

July 18, 2019
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What’s in Your Fridge?

By Lisa Batten Kunkleman I wonder if the contents of a fridge tell what a person really treasures, or how he lives his life. Lord have mercy? I hope not. If a researcher looked into our fridge about an hour ago, they would think we valued out-of-date milk, slimy veggies, and a ton of cheese […]

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