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Getting Back to the Garden

Getting Back to the Garden

With the coming of spring, it’s a good time to renew our commitment to Planet Earth. Yes, the issue of climate change is controversial, but none of us can deny our obligation to be good stewards of the world we live in. As the predominant creature on earth, we have...

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Treading a Difficult Path

Treading a Difficult Path

I’ve had a few challenges lately – computer issues, distribution and marketing problems, website and social media maintenance, outcomes of my authorship and desire to write. Some things work out and some do not, one day it’s up and then it’s down. I take pleasure in...

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Some People Called Her a Saint

Some People Called Her a Saint

I’ve never met a saint. Even the best of us has his or her dark side. However, if I were ever pressed to name a person in my life who came close to being a saint, it surely would be my mother.

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I Reflect Upon the Passages of Time

I Reflect Upon the Passages of Time

One of the ironies of growing old is that you never see yourself as old. In my mind, I’m still young. The things that I loved when I was young are still dear to me, and the way the world should be is frozen in time. When was your moment when the world seemed to be at...

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The Love Behind the Toughness

The Love Behind the Toughness

My Literature teacher Miss A assumed a casual pose while chewing on the end of an unwrapped cigar and asked me whether I had finished reading The Brothers Karamosov and what I thought about it. It was the winter of 1967, and I was a high-school junior in Advanced Lit...

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“Sivilizin'” Huck

“Sivilizin'” Huck

Like most writers, I am a reader. I’ll read anything, but I’m old-fashioned enough to love the classics. Mark Twain is my favorite author, a highly moral man of fertile imagination, humor, and sensitivity. He was raised in Missouri, decades before the Civil War. The...

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