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Ronny Michel, Author at L'Observateur

Opinion

Asking questions can challenge us in the best way

“Where does the ocean end?” “Lolli, were you born before electricity?” “How do trains turn around?” “Who decided which words are the bad ones?” “What ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, January 20, 2021 2:57 am

Opinion

Unseen practices may make things possible

“Your hair looks so natural,” my husband said as I passed through the living room.             Natural? I thought as a mental movie of the steps I ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, January 13, 2021 12:00 am

Faith & Values

Michel: Getting close enough for help with pain

Whenever my grandchildren fall, get hurt or have a splinter, they react the same way. They cry for help, but when help arrives, they hold ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, January 6, 2021 12:00 am

Opinion

The new year is a gift

It’s almost time to turn the page. Very little is written in my 2021 planner. It’s clean and fresh – much like the year it ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

In 2020, the focus of Christmas remains the same

  I could list all the ways Christmas 2020 will be different this year, but I won’t. Instead, I’m choosing to focus on the reason ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Sharing love with each other

“Olivia, what would you like me to get you for Christmas?” my daughter Lauren asked her niece. “I want a pink furry blanket like Adeline’s,” ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 16, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

The calm beneath the storm

“Mom,” I said as soon as she answered the phone, “Would you mind cooking white beans with my leftover ham?” (Yes, I could have cooked. ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Ceramic turkeys call back seasonal memories

I thought I had picked up all the Fall – every plastic pumpkin, each colorful candy corn, and all the fake fall foliage. But not ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, December 2, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

We can learn from the grateful leper

It was a terrible condition. The disease which isolated its victims didn’t travel alone, for the mention of the word brought fear, dread and despair. ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, November 25, 2020 12:00 am

Opinion

Christmas pajamas in November

Okay. I admit it. I broke my own rule. In my home, the Christmas season usually begins the night of Thanksgiving when I distribute pajamas ... Read more

by Ronny Michel, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 12:00 am

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