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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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Quote of the Week – Gifts

Each day provides its own gifts. Photo by: RA Anderson

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If you dream it, do it!

In the early morning hours, the dark night sky fades through several shades of blue lapis, Aegean, spruce, and stone. Then it’s as if a paintbrush magically sweeps several orange swirls of marigold, tangerine, ginger, and apricot across the horizon. Dawn is the sun’s way of stretching, rising, and readying for a new day. Each… Continue reading If you dream it, do it!

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Writing Backwards

It was my morning routine, and as I was reading through my emails something caught my eye: Your Book Has Made the Best-Selling List! This coming from a trusted friend, I knew it wasn’t the typical spam email and the news made me pause. My dream is to have a book on the best-selling list,… Continue reading Writing Backwards

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Penny

No matter how bright the sun shone, the darkness overpowered her inner thoughts and swallowed her whole. She perched on the rustic bench that overlooked the three-mile-long white sandy beach, mesmerized with each wave slapping against the shore. A chattering gull flew here and there as a child’s giggle danced in the wind beneath the… Continue reading Penny

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Reality Word Game: Connection – Gratitude – Sons

Dawn snuck through the fog and the smell of fresh coffee lingered in the air as my sleepy eyes moved over my to-do lists. My fingers found the keyboard and, without a thought, unlocked my Mac. My eyes narrowed as the screen lit up the room. I didn’t remember being on Facebook before walking away… Continue reading Reality Word Game: Connection – Gratitude – Sons

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If Pets Could Talk …

Who said they can’t talk? Annie is my father’s service dog and she goes everywhere with him. The special bond that has grown between heart patient and service dog in the past several years is unbelievable. He has stumbled, fallen, and she cried out until someone came to help. He has had several heart arrhythmias,… Continue reading If Pets Could Talk …