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Research: Bane or Blessing?

WELCOME TO GUEST WRITER, KAREN MEYER – “The Ohio Frontier History Lady” and Author of Eight Middle Grade Novels Including The Tiara Mystery and North to Freedom. Believe it or not, Ripley is a sleepy Ohio town with an inspirational past. A visit to Ripley—to the John Parker House where this entrepreneurial former slave forged…

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Sticks and Stones and Broken Bones

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,” blurted the girl as she came toe to toe with her playmate’s unkind remarks. There are probably more up-to-date comebacks for today’s world, but I think this one has stood the test of time. The thing is it doesn’t take a child…

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I’m Not Outdated I’m Classic

WELCOME TO OUR GUEST AUTHOR, BARB WAITE – Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona School Teacher 1913-1916 and Elsie’s Mountain: Memories of Palomar & Southern California 1897-1987 I recently went house hunting with my son and his wife in Highland Park, New Jersey. We drove thru charming neighborhoods where all the homes are old. Many are…

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Observe the Lord’s Masterpiece

WELCOME TO OUR GUEST AUTHOR, BARB WAITE – Elsie: Adventures of an Arizona School Teacher 1913-1916 and Elsie’s Mountain: Memories of Palomar & Southern California 1897-1987 My husband and I recently rode Amtrak’s California Zephyr from Denver to San Francisco. Many of the 200 people taking the ride never left their comfortable seats in the…

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Perspective From the Top

My trip to Grand Junction, Colorado one fall painted a great visual of the word perspective (or point of view). Sitting on the left side of the plane, I followed the flight attendant’s instructions to buckle up as we began our descent. The Gunnison River joining it from the south, Grand Junction is nestled in…

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Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

When I was a girl, my great aunt wrote lengthy letters to my mother about the comings and goings (gossip?) of her large Italian family. They lived in a Southern California coastal town, and in those days it was truly “a world away” from our ranch out in the middle of eastern Colorado. My aunt…

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