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The Most Powerful Words

What if I asked you what you consider to be the most powerful words in this life? Would it be, “I love you”? Would it be, “please”? 593 more words


A Decision Made

This saying really touched me, although I don’t think it’s really about winning. Family is such a precarious thing. What’s the saying – family is family?   467 more words


When Time Stands Still

There are moments in time, often small moments, that mark our lives in a way we couldn’t have expected. These moments are rare but I found myself in one of them just the other day. 656 more words

Reconciliation Redux

Eight years ago, after visiting my parents’ graves in Hastings, Michigan, after arranging flowers and sprinkling birdseed to attract the finches my father loved, and after wiping off the moss that had already started to spread on their headstones, I went with my husband to our place on Lake Superior, sat in an old blue chair that belonged to my husband’s cousin’s mother and I wrote the story of my 12-year estrangement from my parents. 281 more words


Maya and The Book of Everything

Maya and the Book of Everything by Laurie Graves, Hinterlands Press, 2016. ISBN: 9780997845303. Reviewed by John R. Clark, MLIS.

From the moment you meet Maya on a Boston bound train until the very surprising twist at the end which so smoothly sets up the next book, you’re in for an adventure. 308 more words

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The Weight Of It All

If you have read my last couple posts, you know the holidays are and were a very difficult time for me. Today however, I feel such a weight has been lifted. 855 more words


Dear Daughter of Finnlynn

Dear Daughter of Finnlynn:
This may get long, but please try to find the patience to read through to the end, if you read this blog. 1,657 more words

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