My Kind (of) America

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Since I love being published in Chicken Soup for the Soul books, I am on their email list to receive “Story Call Out” emails. These emails describe the future titles the publishers are working on to give writers the opportunity to submit stories that fit the current themes. The email I received yesterday was titled “My Kind (of) America” and my … Read More

Upcycled wooden cabinet

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I have always loved thrift stores and often buy something with the intention of turning it into something else. This cabinet was originally painted green and the front panels of the doors were solid wood.  I stripped it, stained it, removed the wood panels and made stained glass panels to replace the wood. This is an OLD project. I’m guessing … Read More

Gourd Art

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This is my first attempt at gourd art. I bought dried gourds at a local gourd show and cut the top off and cleaned out the inside. Most of the materials used were items that my husband and I collected from our yard or different places that we traveled. They include: 1) Small grapevine wreath Tom made 2) Leather lacing … Read More

We’re all a part of the sea of humanity

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** I wrote this essay back in 1998 or 1999, but I think its a great reminder of how we can all play a part in whatever happens in our future. ……………………………………… I like to think of each person’s life as one bucket full of the huge sea of humanity. We each have just this one portion to be responsible … Read More

Into the woods, paradise found

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Some of my fondest memories as a child are of the Sunday afternoon walks through the woods that my mother, my sisters and I took when I was growing up in New Jersey. Up north, the woods were different. The trees were tall, full, and varied, and there were actual hills to make the walk more of a challenge and … Read More

Wonders of Nature

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My life was pure bliss. I have always loved nature.  And  my husband, Tom,  and I lived on a beautifully wooded,  two acre piece of property that was just surrounded by it. Barred owls and various species of hawks and other birds were regulars in our trees. Hummingbirds and butterflies filled our gardens. Animals such as turtles and squirrels visited … Read More

Finding Your “Gee” Spot

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  If the stars came out only once in a lifetime, all of us would be out to see them and would be left speechless by the grandeur of that sight…but when they shine every night we go for months without ever looking up.  R.S. Adams I think everybody needs to find their own “Gee spot”..their own little spot in … Read More

September is National Wilderness Month

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On August 31st, 2016, President Obama once again signed a document proclaiming September as National Wilderness Month. National Wilderness month was started, in part, to recognize the anniversary of The Wilderness Act, which was signed into law in 1964 as a means to protect certain lands in our country as wilderness areas.  Congress has now designated more than 106 million … Read More

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month

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Most people know that eating fruits and vegetables is important for good health, but most of us still aren’t getting enough. That’s why September has been designated as “Fruits & Veggies: More Matters Month. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of vegetables and fruits can help you: Lower your risk for heart disease and some types of cancer Maintain or … Read More

Tithe Where you get Your Spiritual Food

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I am closest to God when I am in nature. That is where I get my spiritual food. There was a time when I attended church on a regular basis. I loved my church. Every sermon, and many of the people who attended, all helped to inspire me, feed my spirit and brought me closer to God. And so I … Read More

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