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When Life’s a Bummer

Posted on April 10, 2018 in

by Dianne Barker “That’s a bummer!” Three-year-old Jacob’s parents often used that line when things didn’t go according to plan. When Jacob (my grandson) requested pizza for lunch and his mom informed him they didn’t h…

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The Story Behind the Story in Kathleen Y’Barbo’s Novel The Pirate Bride

Posted on April 9, 2018 in

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The Trip of a Lifetime

Posted on April 6, 2018 in

by Grace Fox Tuesday, March 19, 1985, forever changed my life. That’s the day my oldest daughter was born with massive hydrocephalus—too much water on the brain. Stephanie needed a shunt inserted in her head to drain the fluid…

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Spring is Here

Posted on April 3, 2018 in

by Doreen Hanna April brings the delight of spring. The winter snow has melted away. The flowers are in bloom. Folks who felt the cold of winter and were required to stay indoors now feel there is a “spring” in their step.  T…

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I’m Not a Superhero

Posted on April 2, 2018 in

by Dan Stanford We often wish we were a different version of ourselves, a smarter, more successful version. We would love a fatter wallet and a thinner waistline. We want our secret identity to stay secret, mostly because it doesn…

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One Simple Way to Diffuse the Tension with Your Husband

Posted on March 26, 2018 in

by Cindi McMenamin How often do you and your spouse end up at odds because you said something (or he said something) that didn’t come out quite right? Ah, the power—and peril—of our words. We often have good intentions. But …

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The Story Behind the Story in Lynn H. Blackburn’s Novel Beneath the Surface

Posted on March 26, 2018 in

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The Story Behind the Story in Debby Mayne’s Novel High Cotton

Posted on March 19, 2018 in

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