It was finally cold enough to break out the peanuts. The blue jays were dive bombing the feeders for the little birds and creating chaos. Every winter…
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Seven years ago, when I was only writing for myself, a friend told me about the 30 days of gratitude challenge. For the month of November, when we in…
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Do you know how to grate a tomato? Until about a month ago, I didn’t even think it was possible to grate a tomato. You know, the mush factor and all…
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“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Lately, I’ve…
As Molly (see Part 2) approached her fourth birthday, I decided the best gift I could give her was a puppy. Molly had never done well being left alone…
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The band was wrapping up the last of the sound checks, meaning the show would start in a matter of minutes. I'd said I was just running to the restroom…
“When did you get skinny?” I will never forget those five words hitting me like a punch to the face, as I stood in the doorway to Mike Freeman’s office…
It was sometime in 2009 or thereabouts when I realized I might not be a very good listener. I was on the phone with my parents and once again felt…
Gucci 5G Verizon State Farm Discover Card Some sort of felt wool bunny stuffed toy thing *** I recently spent a leisurely Sunday morning sipping my…
She was not at all what I expected. I had turned 32, purchased a house with a back yard, researched breeds and breeders and thought I had it all figured…
It was the summer of 1974. I was eight, going on nine. My parents decided it was time for our family to add a dog. They also decided, for reasons…
This past July, I received an email invitation to participate in a photography contest. A native landscape company put it on, and offered gift cards as…