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Broken stuff

As I grow older, I’m increasingly aware of the number of broken things that surround me. In some cases, these items have been part of my life for awhile. No matter how much they bother me, these small wrecks in my lifestyle have resisted my repairing and discarding skills. So, for example, I live with a hair brush detached from its handle, a tool with a missing part, a tottering fence proppedMORE...

My watch died today

Today, at a moment whose precision is forever lost, my wristwatch died. It first started running more slowly, and then wouldn’t hold the electrical charge provided by its solar panels. Now I am watch-less, and left to wonder what I should do about this matter. As I get older, other possessions come to the end of their lives—appliances, clothing, tools, gadgets and gizmos. Each has had someMORE...

Bob Sitze

BOB SITZE has filled the many years of his lifework in diverse settings around the United States. His calling has included careers as a teacher/principal, church musician, writer/author, denominational executive staff member and meat worker. Bob lives in Wheaton, IL.

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