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Remembering the Innocent and the Brave

On a balmy November afternoon in Dallas 50 years ago, a troubled, 24-year-old gunman with a mail-order rifle fired three shots from a sixth-floor window, severely injuring Texas Governor John Connally and killing President John F. Kennedy. An entire nation … Continue reading

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Wicked Wendy and the Forgottens

It was the summer of 1985, back when I was still adjusting to the life of a young married woman and still adapting to the community to which my husband had moved us.  Most of my lazy summer weekends were … Continue reading

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The Beauty that Still Remains

“I don’t think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.” ~Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl The upcoming elections and the endless bombardment of negative campaign advertisements have certainly played a part.  The floundering economy, … Continue reading

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A Peaceful, Easy Feeling

“Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.” — Khalil Gibran When my sons were younger, my world revolved around them.  I believed that all “good moms” put their … Continue reading

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