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Pint-Sized Review: The Brigadier and the Golf Widow by John Cheever

A good short story is hard to find.

That statement in itself sounds like a story O’Connor might pen, but in our world of quick tweets, computers that write copy, books on tablets, and easily digestible news articles, it’s hard to find the sort of quality stories that blow your hair back anymore. 190 more words

Book Review

2015 Book #91 - Goddess of Suburbia

Title: Goddess of Suburbia
Author: Stephanie Kepke
Date finished: 8/27/15
Genre: Women’s fiction
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Publication Date: August 10, 2015
Pages in book: 218… 658 more words

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Settling into suburbia, the tough life

Since my last post, we’ve made the official move to Elmhurst, IL! So far we have painted the first floor, refinished the hardwood, installed new tile in the bathroom and foyer, installed new bathroom fixtures & plumbing trim, installed all new lighting, replaced all the baseboards and window/door casings, refinished the first floor doors, designed and installed the nursery millwork, updated all the closet storage systems and demolished the basement. 512 more words


Do Americans Just Want To Live In College Towns?

When Outside magazine released their list of the 16 best towns to live in, one thing that struck me was how many of them were college towns. 655 more words

Prayer for the 75th Anniversary of Alexandria District (2015)

O God, our help in ages past:

We gather in time to celebrate your ripening Kingdom.

Thank you for your steadfast love

Upon, within, without, and through our ministry as the people called United Methodist around Alexandria District.* 202 more words



Backyard: (n) a yard behind a house or other building, typically surrounded by a fence.

One of the most startling events in one’s life is to return to your childhood home as an adult and discover the obvious shrinkage. 243 more words

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Tell your story about Braybrook’s iconic Skinner Pavilion and J A Chigwidden Grandstand

At one point or another in our lives, we all have our time in the sun. The Skinner Pavilion and the J A Chigwidden Grandstand, located at Skinner Reserve on Churchill Avenue, has certainly had its glory days. 734 more words