How To Stay Young

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I didn’t write this but I think it’s worth sharing.  How to Stay Young – Author Unknown* 1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This  includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That  is why you pay ‘them.’ 2. Keep  only cheerful friends. The  grouches pull you down. 3. Keep  learning. Learn more  about the computer, crafts, gardening, … Read More

My Own Mother Nature

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Nature has always been a very important part of my life thanks, in part, to the influence of my own mother. My mother was an artist at heart. She loved to garden, paint and dabble in various forms of arts and crafts. When we were kids, she would take us to a beautiful little patch of woods (The Mount) where … Read More

Seeking Enlightenment

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I love this and it very much echoes my own religious views. A few weeks ago, I asked people for recommendations for fiction authors. Someone suggested Nevada Barr. I couldn’t really get into any of her fiction books that I tried, but I did check out a book by her called “Seeking Enlightenment Hat by Hat: A Skeptics Path to … Read More

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

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

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

Indian River Lagoon Problems: Dark Cloud with a Silver Lining?

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I was standing in my garden this morning, watching the visiting monarch butterflies, and listening to the hummingbirds buzzing and zipping through the air as they chased each other in search of their favorite nectar plants. I gazed across the front of my property as bees travelled from flower to flower of the native lyre-leaf sage and spiderwort plants pushing … Read More

Be Still and Know…..

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My yard is just magical this morning. I have tried to make a video to show how completely silent it is out there: nothing but birds and wind rustling through the trees. For some reason, I can’t record it. There is a noise in the background that must be the motor of the video camera. It is not only silent, … Read More

Florida Wildlife Hospital Helps Foster Florida Wildlife

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I have been fortunate enough to have screech owls nest on my property on several occasions. I love the huge barred owls, but the little screechers have a cute, lovable personality all their own. So I really enjoyed learning about the surrogate screech owl daddy that they have at the Florida Wildlife Hospital and Sanctuary in Melbourne. Here is the article, … Read More

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