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Care to Dance?

Care to Dance?

With school starting soon, it got me thinking about one of the usual curriculum requirements for kids that likely won't be happening this year; namely the dance component. Part of the goal in this module is to help kids see the benefit of other forms of fitness, teach...

Where the Wild Things Go

Where the Wild Things Go

As people around the world stay indoors during this pandemic, wild animals have taken advantage of the peace and quiet. From gangs of turkeys roaming the empty streets of Baton Rouge, U.S.A., to feral Kashmiri mountain goats making their way through the Welsh town of...

Great, Just Great!

Great, Just Great!

Isn’t it great to get your hands back into the earth and start planting again? Whether you have fields, flower boxes or gardens to tend, it does a heart good to break into the rich brown soil after such a long winter. Of course, it’s not so great to get your hands...

The Good Times

The Good Times

“Happy birthday,” my friend Gwen trilled, bending to place a bouquet of flowers on the step last week, in kind observance of my advancing age. As we exchanged a few furtive words—from a safe distance—I thought about how much I miss visitors. Mind you, it’s not like I...

Business Blunders

Business Blunders

I think running a home-based business is a tough job. Of course, sales and marketing seem to come naturally to some folks. They’re the sort of people that could sell water to a drowning man, and I’m the sort that couldn’t sell water to a man whose house was on fire....

Necessary Evils/Finding Love

Necessary Evils/Finding Love

As I sat in the hospital waiting room perusing a newspaper, after having driven a friend to her colonoscopy appointment, I considered the whole subject of unpleasant medical exams — hers in particular and mine by extension. Until the moment she walked into the...

A Burning Desire

A Burning Desire

Why are human beings so captivated by fire? Specifically men, of course. Whether it be a campfire in the wilderness, tending a barbeque in the backyard, or nursing the perfect blaze within a wood-burning stove, it fascinates them.  Is it the thrill of creation?...

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