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LAUGH UNTIL YOUR BELLY HURTS

“Mommy, why are we walking so far down the beach?” “Because I want to show you something magical. It’s a place my mother showed me when I was about your age.” Bubbles danced up through Sabrina as she held her mother’s hand and they continued to walk the beach. “Look, Mommy, the birds are as… Continue reading LAUGH UNTIL YOUR BELLY HURTS

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Quote of the Week – praise your runners

Praise your runners, encourage your walkers, but a "sitter" will always be a sitter.

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Lakehouse Déjà Vu – Cheers

This is an excerpt of Lakehouse Déjà Vu. Chapter Two, when Rose and Jessica begin their much needed vacation to Florida. “Car keys, hat, wallet with credit card, bathing suits, sandals—check. That’s all I need. Looks like I am ready for this vacation!” Jessica said as she folded her long, slender legs and almost six-foot… Continue reading Lakehouse Déjà Vu – Cheers

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Our Perfect Companions – have four legs and four hooves.

The bond between horse and human can be one of incredible strength and love. Ask anyone who is a pet guardian, a real animal lover, and they will tell you that they are not “pets,” they are family. Our furry loved ones are incredible companions who give us unconditional love and understanding. Clyde and me!… Continue reading Our Perfect Companions – have four legs and four hooves.

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Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star ~ excerpt of chapter 7

Sailing. Little San Salvador to Cat Island, The Bahamas The bow pitched and dipped, rose and fell as the space between my toes and the top of the water got closer, and then up we went again. My short legs dangled off the edge of the pulpit as I leaned forward, pushing my body forward… Continue reading Girl Sailing Aboard the Western Star ~ excerpt of chapter 7

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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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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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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