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23 Feb 19
The Mimosa Blossom

This post is to all friends, family, bloggers & classmates!  I do realize it’s long, however, I pray you will read this post in its entirety. I give all the glory to God and what He does with this post is His choice. I can not sit idle, as living for myself alone. I pray that […]

23 Feb 19
EllieBellie Project

After two trips to the emergency vet last Friday night and a trip to her regular vet clinic the next morning, our friend and fellow EBP crafter, Kari, lost her rescue pup, Bella. Kari adopted Bella a little over 3 years ago, knowing that Bella was a senior and that their time together wouldn’t be […]

23 Feb 19
Bon Bon Lifestyle Webazine

As little Atika plays with her bear cub friends, she doesn’t have a worry in the world. With her boundless energy and inky-black coat, she might be the cutest cub at the sanctuary. But just one year ago, this little bear almost didn’t make it. When Atika was just a newborn, a hunter stole her […]

23 Feb 19
The Disco Nap

I guess your early-20s are full of “revelations” that can be reduced to quotes you can find on your wine-aunt’s fridge magnets, wrongly attributed to Gandhi or Camus.

22 Feb 19
The Chord Umbilical

The fifth Passage Pigeon arrived off-schedule, which meant that Doctor Skinner was home and probably also angry. I pulled my coat tighter against the cold, jammed my hands into my armpits, and ignored it. It was almost definitely tracking me by hat. If I hadn’t worn the hat, I would have had more time, but […]

22 Feb 19
The London Free Press

At dinner tables and restaurants across the United States, vintage plates, even the flowery variety often dismissed as “granny china,” are making a comeback. There’s a move to homier place settings featuring mix-and-match dishes and flatware. The look is all over Instagram and Pinterest, where posts show delicate pink cherry-blossom plates and blue transferware with […]

22 Feb 19
the spirit shovel

I’ve seen a lot of parenting articles posted by ‘friends’ on my facebook newsfeed of this ilk that purport to offer advice on how to raise ‘respectful’ or ‘responsible’ kids by basically being a total jerk to them. With this British nanny’s five reasons as to why we modern parents are destroying our kids I just […]

22 Feb 19
Radio Free

The reporter as clown — for whom the truth is too difficult to report —may be the final stage of much of mainstream journalism’s degeneration, writes John Pilger for Consortium News. By John Pilger Special to Consortium News Travelling with Hugo Chavez, I soon understood the threat of Venezuela. At a farming co-operative in Lara […]

22 Feb 19
At Home & Afield

Pulled from the fire and coals of the forge, a gloved hand carries the orange-red hot iron to the anvil, the smith thinking about how it will be shaped – of what it will become as he selects his first tool.  As the hammer strikes and sparks fly – what started as an image or […]

22 Feb 19
Piddlin' Around

David and I are back in Florida! After spending several weeks in Richmond where we visited dear friends and completed all our annual physicals. (We both got good reports!) On our leisurely trip back down to Florida, we visited with more family and friends. Once in Florida, we picked up our “home on wheels” after […]

22 Feb 19
ADDICTED

It’s important to know when to let the story end… While How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World admittedly feels a couple of years too late it still succeeds in being an emotionally poignant and relevant way to close to the loop on this story and avoid something a little more open ended in […]

22 Feb 19
the spirit shovel

I’ve come to love yoga for so many reasons. I wish more people would give it a try because it has helped me with some of the anxiety and focus issues I’ve grappled with for much of my life; that many Type-As like me suffer from in our busy-obsessed culture. On any given day, there […]

22 Feb 19
Ari's Blog

Thanks for reading, everyone! This is one of my favorites! Holly Springs in Mississippi was a pretty little place with Spanish moss growing as soft as lace, with glossy magnolias and songbirds in trees, with juleps and jasmine in the sweet evening breeze, with dusty back roads and garden-front streets, with parasols and fans and […]

22 Feb 19
stevebatty

One of The Three Men who helped me become the Man I am Today. My Uncle Harry – was a very influential person in my life. He was more like a grandfather than an uncle, and quite often was a stand-in father, taking me hunting and fishing when my father, a small town physician in […]

22 Feb 19
Thoughts in Black

So, for the past seven years, give or take, I’ve been helping people secure they’re dream jobs by writing their resumes, cover letters, bios, etc. It’s almost like a little project for me. Especially now that I’m done with grad school, and I have no other use for my free time other than to yell […]