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A Horse Can Teach Life Lessons

The little child looked upward to the sky, but a gigantic creature was blocking the sun. He moved slowly toward the little girl, her feet frozen to the ground. Inches away, the animal’s nostrils flared and retracted as the air around her face disappeared. She felt a silent scream in her ears, and life seemed… Continue reading A Horse Can Teach Life Lessons

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Quote of the Week – fly

Those who don't jump will never fly.

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Quote of the Week – curiosity

A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.

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Antarctica Friends

As I walked into the Antarctica exhibit at SeaWorld, I felt an overwhelming wave of concern wash over me. Simply remembering the penguin friends I had made in Antarctica in January 2020, thoughts of them lingered and I wondered how their world has changed since then. The National Geographic guides told us the areas we… Continue reading Antarctica Friends

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Family Memories & You

A Mother's Day Gift to everyone! Probably the thing I hear most when speaking about relatives from the past is that people regret not having interviewed their parents, grandparents, and other older relatives when they had the chance. You don’t have to be an author, writer, or world class historian to gather your family’s history.… Continue reading Family Memories & You

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Iceland Anyone!?!

Who can't fall in LOVE with Puffins!? Their little marching walk and their funny growling tones…and they are smaller than you might think! My Atlantic puffin friend Árni. He is about to leave his burrow for a four-year adventure out at sea. But Árni doesn’t want to go—he wants one more day to play with… Continue reading Iceland Anyone!?!

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The Colt That Could

A short story dedicated to the American Saddlebred Museum, located in Lexington, Kentucky. In honor of Mrs. Helen K. Crabtree & RuthAnne Lewis (The Last Crabtree Girl). My eyes squinted as I took my first step out of the barn. I was led into the sunlight by the farmer holding a lead rope clipped to… Continue reading The Colt That Could

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Genie in the Heart Shaped Bottle

A short story by RA Anderson dedicated to the American Saddlebred Horse Museum, Lexington, KY. Thoughts lingered in my mind after Grandma told me about a wishing story. We walked in her den where I was asked not to play, and we sat down as she began her little story. She told me our families… Continue reading Genie in the Heart Shaped Bottle

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A Pet Pelican Named George!

Soft white curls danced in the breeze as the little girl skipped down the dirt road, making her way to the fishing boat docks. Her father carried a fishing pole in one hand and Annie’s sack lunch in his other. Annie could feel the salt of the ocean as the shade of the trees disappeared.… Continue reading A Pet Pelican Named George!

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Unheard!

We approached the forty-nine-story skyscraper, and the doorman opened the large glass door for Mom, as he probably did every day. He smiled, nodded, and said, “Welcome, Mrs. Diller.” When he noticed me quickly darting in the door behind her, he added, “Well, hello, Ms. Diller! Are you going to work today too?” A grin… Continue reading Unheard!