December 21st 

December 21st is the date I look forward to every winter. I probably enjoy the Winter Solstice more than Christmas. It’s the longest night of the year and the halfway point to Spring. 32 more words

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Remembering You 

I remembered you today. I thought about the long walks to check the fences and care for the animals. I remembered the stories of your brothers and sisters. 53 more words

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Biltmore Candlelight Christmas Packages

December 1 2017 – January 6, 2018

Biltmore House greets you with the soft glow of luminaries and holiday lights on a towering Norway spruce. Inside, thousands of ornaments on dozens of Christmas trees reflect the flicker of candlelight, firelight, and twinkle lights. 97 more words

Travel Leisure

Among the Shine Clan by Dellani

Fiddlestix explains that she thinks McLain sent the cyber warriors in on purpose, to attack the Shine Clan and punish them for how they had treated him. 798 more words

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Confronting the elements

The snow started yesterday and continues today. The impact has been widely felt in Watauga County.

Watauga County Schools closed yesterday. Appalachian State University canceled afternoon finals… 228 more words


We seem to have a tendency to do one of two things when we encounter a person who has been wounded either physically or emotionally. We either ignore the scar totally or we focus on it completely. 431 more words

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