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Lesson From a Spinning Rake of Death

Posted on October 2, 2014 in

by Jesse Florea Children grow. You can’t stop them. One minute they’re taking their first steps, the next they’re saying the words every parent dreads: “Dad, can I have the car keys?” As parents we must train up our chil…

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Posted on September 29, 2014 in

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The Times They Are A’changin’

Posted on September 23, 2014 in

by Jennifer AlLee September. A time of change and adjustment. Depending on where you live, you could be making the switch from Summer to Fall. I live in Las Vegas. We’re making the change from hot and windy with occasional rain…

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The Joy of Family and Children’s Books

Posted on September 18, 2014 in

by Gail Gaymer Martin Family has always been important to me. I’ve been close to my siblings and our relationship is both family and friends. Because my brother is a professor at Western Michigan University and his wife an asso…

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Posted on September 16, 2014 in

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Working Undercover is No Job for a Lady

Posted on September 15, 2014 in

by Margaret Brownley After reading about Kate Warne, the first known female detective, I just knew I had to write about the intriguing Pinkerton women who bucked convention and went where angels—and most men—feared to tread. …

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O Say Does that Star-Spangled Banner Yet Wave

Posted on September 14, 2014 in

by Jane Hampton Cook, author of America’s Star-Spangled Story and American Phoenix Two hundred years ago today, September 14, the sight of the U.S. flag’s broad stripes and stars inspired Francis Scott Key to write lyrics for …

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Lost in the Maze of Change

Posted on September 10, 2014 in

by Susan Mathis “I hate change!” Laura told me over lunch one day. “Todd’s job has changed, Beth is off to college, and then the dog died! Now here I am in this empty house.” The ancient philosopher, Heraclitus, accurate…

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