Picture of a piece of paper and pen tip with the handwritten words: Dear Friend. Graphic text: The Lost Art of Writing Letters

The Lost Art of Writing Letters

Dear Lovely Reader, I am writing to you today to share my concern over a very important matter. What happened to the hand written letter? With all the electronic ways of communication, the traditional letter is forgotten, or worse, laughed at with name calling and eye rolls. Since we can communicate almost instantaneously, why would […]

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Weekend Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee: Busy Days and Late Nights

A huge cup of coffee sits beside me as I try to stave off the sleepiness that lingers in my eyelids. They so want to close, but I have another busy day ahead. The last in a row of several that caused my current state of sleepiness. I can’t complain, though. One of those busy

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Summer Deer

Stories of an Everyday Runner: Summer Moments

Summer mornings are one of my favorite times to run. It is warm and maybe even a little humid, but the hot sun hasn’t made it high enough in the sky to make the humidity unbearable. Though, I must go ahead and confess here that I am probably one of the few runners who actually

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Midnight Pumpkin Pancakes

Midnight Pumpkin Pancakes

You are awake. It is the middle of the night. There is really only one thing you can do. Eat pancakes. Especially if those pancakes happen to be pumpkin. As the line from Dazed and Confused says, “Nothing like piling on old pancakes and syrup after a night of beer drinking.” I quote this line

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A Little Thanksgiving Celebration

A Little Thanksgiving Celebration

We all know the origin of Thanksgiving. We have heard the story about the European settlers to the New World and how the Indigenous people helped them to adapt by teaching them how to grow food in their new environment. When the settlers reaped a great harvest, they shared their table with those that supported

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