The Answers are Apparently, Resoundingly Yes

When I get olderLosing my hairMany years from nowWill you still be sending me a Valentine?Birthday greetings bottle of wine? If I’d been outTill quarter to threeWould you lock the door?Will you still need meWill you still feed meWhen I’m sixty-four? When I’m 64, The Beatles My breakfast, served by the Professor with love this […]

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Going Back to Go Forward*: the Girl from Snowy River Rides On

*Kudos to Tim Cahill for a most appropriate title. Who knows but what  one day I’ll actually write that book, Tim. #rambleswithruby I guess you’re owed an explanation – if you want one. It was, after all, more than a year ago that I traveled to Northern California, writing about my trip back to the […]

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GOODBYE AND SO LONG

In the weeks since I deactivated my Facebook account (and deleted Twitter, Next Door, and LinkedIn), I can’t say that I’ve missed any of them. Although muscle memory still has me reaching for the phone sometimes, it’s been surprisingly easy to set it back down. The only time I truly miss social media is when […]

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Casting Precious Things (and Otherwise) on the Waters

It’s been a rough year for everyone, but it feels especially bad in very personal ways in my house. Changes are coming in 2021, some of them overwhelming. To weather them and prosper, I need to lighten my load, be willing to do without things I have known and that I’ve counted on. Some things […]

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How Much Worse?

If there’s a single word that describes 2020, it’s chaos. Reading from Tozer’s excellent book, “The Pursuit of God”, this morning: “…The Word of God is quick and powerful. In the beginning He spoke to nothing, and it became something. Chaos heard it and became order, darkness heard it and became light. “And God said—and […]

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