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Raw and honest, life is too short to not have a sense of humor about it, but sometimes it does get a little big. I hope you like rollercoasters.

 

The Soldier’s Final Letter

Frederick City, Md. Sept. 13, 1862 Dear Mother, We are near Frederick City expecting every hour to have an engagement with the enemy. I understand the enemy are under Gen. Lee, we have a tremendous army under Gen. Burnside. I …

Bunny Trails

Long after I gave up on Santa Claus, I believed in the Easter Bunny because of bunny trails. For my mom, the world was filled with magic at the holidays. It was as if she sprinkled everything with magic fairy …

My Grandmother – Peaceful Warrior

Anna Creighton Laing was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1898. She was raised in a conservative, quintessentially Victorian-era Presbyterian home. She, and all her brothers and sisters were all bright, well-read, well-spoken. They only spoke when there was something …

A Good Hike Spoiled

I was feeling a little peopled out. Emily, the temptress kitty, lay contorted at my side, a big anthropomorphic smile on her face, lulling me into a state of do nothingness. But, I had already determined that I would not …

13 Year Olds Know Everything

13 year olds know everything. I don’t know about you, but I definitely knew everything about everything. And then some extra stuff on top of that.   I knew that when my orchestra teacher handed the 6th – 9th grade …

Obstacles

Obstacles

The theme for today is obstacles – and removal of them, hopefully. Obstacles of all sizes happen every day – how we respond to them can make or break a day. I have spent the last 4-6 weeks trying to …