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Good and Evil on my dresser top

Faces not so different
Both gnarled with age
My fairy godmother and my necromancer
Posed in uncomfortable juxtaposition on my dresser top

Meticulously carved expressions… 152 more words

Karen Stephen Author

Mormon Meteor at Blackhawk Museum

I enjoyed learning about the Mormon Meteor III (video by Jay Leno) and hearing historian David Fetherston’s speak (video of lecture) about “Bonneville Then and Now” last Saturday September 10th as part of the Blackhawk Museum’s Speaker Series. 63 more words

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Chateaux of the Loire - Day Two: Chateau Sully-sur-Loire

Now THIS is what a castle is supposed to be! Visit the Chateau’s website and be sure to play the Presentation Clip and you too can experience what we did, traipsing up and down endless spiral stone staircases (hanging on to dear life to the rope “banisters” and taking it very slowly given my broken shoulder), admiring its grandeur, and enjoying it’s 700 year… 48 more words

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Valentine's revisited 2016

now is the only time to
create a state of mind
a joyful moment
that will carry me to the next hour
travel with me though my morning… 313 more words

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The 'Mother Tongue' of multilingual children

What do you consider to be the mother tongue of your multilingual child? Would you say it’s literally the ‘tongue’ of the mother (even if that is the minority language) or all of the languages spoken by your child? 800 more words


A flamingo Christmas

Amid these troubled times, I found my spirits lifted as our family’s traditional Christmas decorations went up on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Sharing a home this year with my daughter, son-in-law, and two little granddaughters made it a gala event. 235 more words

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