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Labor Day Memoir

So Labor Day 2014 is here and I am trying to remember a time long ago that was significant about this day. Oh, I know the first Monday in September “constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being” of our great county. 1,046 more words

Christian Writers

Weekend Reading: Blankets and Please God, Find Me A Husband!

In preparation for doing a juice fast (more on that story later: spoiler! It’s like having your own butler bring you feelings of smugness and health) I went to the library and carted a stack of books home. 1,262 more words


A Blurred Upbringing, Part 1: “One of The Guys”

The ‘Blurred Upbringing’ Series is going to be a series of blog posts I put out detailing something strange, memorable, or important from my childhood. After you hear some ramblings about my own upbringing, with images to illustrate my point, you can find the Moral of The Story down at the bottom. 928 more words

Personal Stuff/About Me

Why Write and... Stuff

I don’t know what to write. All I know is I should write something. Anything? No, just something. It’s better than nothing, ain’t it? 427 more words


New York State of Mind

In my bid to tell as many inn-keeping stories as possible in the run-up to my parents’ retirement as innkeepers of the Combes Family Inn, I’ve selected several anecdotes about winter guests from New York City. 1,336 more words


Safe heaven

“Do you remember how we met?”

“To be honest – I don’t remember anything. I was happy-go-lucky kind of a girl and I thought you were just some other man. 293 more words


Rings, Clothes and Workdays

Dear Mom,

It has been too long since my last letter. Please know that it isn’t because I haven’t been thinking about you. You are always in my heart and there isn’t a day that you don’t cross my mind a hundred times. 926 more words