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Mother Nature Has Her Way With Colorado

Via Twitter Feed: ‏@adater Think Colorado floods aren't serous? Check this pic out (by Denver Post's Helen Richardson): pic.twitter.com/dgIlhVDWT0 Mother Nature is having her way with Colorado. Last year it was baptism by Fire.…

Fall Fashion from Milan

Fall Fashion from Milan Milan is Italy’s fashion capital, and it’s not difficult to see why. Every year renowned designers gather in this city to showcase their latest creations for the seasons to come. This is why fashion enthusiasts…
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Viola, Matriarch

Surrounded by 91 laughing, mingling people I leaned into my grandmother, Viola Barksdale, at her 90th birthday party. Look at all the people you made!" I quipped. She beamed. I love getting to see everyone, but I most enjoy seeing how…
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Law of Attraction & Relationships: Sister Wives

My friend Jenny is the coolest person I know. As a writer I admire her unique ability to turn a phrase. I frequently steal choice catch phrases and claim them as my own. Imitation is the highest form of flattery, so they say. Every time I'm…
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Nearsighted Visionary

So I'm on the way to my grandmother's funeral in January and I realize something startling: I can't read the road signs. Over the summer there had been hints that perhaps I might be losing a little bit of my vision. But, I had convinced myself…
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In the Face of Newton, CT Tragedy: Turn Towards the Light

I wish I had something poignant and comforting to say about today's tragedy. I don't. There is no explanation, so I won't search for one. I will turn away from the dark, not indulging in the media frenzy or the useless hypothesizing about…
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Our Public Schools Are Doing It Right!

I just went on a middle school tour and I nearly cried in gratitude for the whole two hours. Ainsley is off to 6th grade and that's middle school where we live. It's a big transition that I'm sure she's ready for. Progressive Piece of the…
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Killing Writing, Conversation Murder

Good writing is being murdered as we speak. Powerful writing is facing extinction. To write means you have something to say. Something to explore. An observation to share. A challenge to overcome. A position. An experience worth relating.…