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Jack and Elaine – Lost

Jack and Elaine – Lost 764 432 Jason Stadtlander

Every year the county fair fell around Elaine’s birthday making it the perfect birthday gift. Her friend Jack and his…

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The Power of Love

The Power of Love 2400 1350 Jason Stadtlander

Every single language has a word for love. Some languages have multiple expressions of love within a single word. So the concept of love itself is far from alien to our species, but the ability to completely understand it, is as complex as the ability to understand faith.

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The Dos and Don’ts of Monitoring Your Children Online

The Dos and Don’ts of Monitoring Your Children Online 1151 661 Jason Stadtlander

I have been asked about monitoring children for decades. It’s a very real concern that parents, educators and privacy advocates…

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PFP (Sonnet) The Benevolent Son

PFP (Sonnet) The Benevolent Son 1024 681 Jason Stadtlander

“The Benevolent Son” Tho new upon this world you came in love You showed me that the white clouds were…

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Tiny Treasures, Red Leaves and Lucky Pennies

Tiny Treasures, Red Leaves and Lucky Pennies 2560 1440 Jason Stadtlander

Arriving at my children’s school, I get out of my car and my children follow suit, grab their back packs and we walk toward the door. Along the way my youngest sees a few fall leaves on the ground, despite the fact that it’s only one day after labor day.
He reaches down and finds the two most red, beautiful leaves and hands me one. This is a very common…

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The Memories We Leave Behind

The Memories We Leave Behind 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

A 53 year old woman stands in her daughter’s the bedroom doorway, her daughter having left for college. She looks around at her daughter’s bedroom. A room that was home to a small baby with a mobile hanging over the crib, later a little girl played with Barbies, said her evening prayers and made forts out of blankets.

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Frankly Friday – Parents: Those Left Behind

Frankly Friday – Parents: Those Left Behind 150 150 Jason Stadtlander

Those of us that have children (and many who don’t) know that children are a very special thing. They are a connection to our past and a hope for our future. They connect us in ways to the world around us that we never thought possible until we had them. So what happens when they are gone?

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Twisted Thursday – Macaroni Picture Frames and Pine Cone Men

Twisted Thursday – Macaroni Picture Frames and Pine Cone Men 2048 1536 Jason Stadtlander

Rock-man – A Child’s Gift My father has a very old “rock man” sitting on his dresser. It’s dusty and…

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