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Three small "scholars" are buckled into my back seat, blue eyes peering at me from beneath straw hats and a bonnet. They are the oldest of my Amish neighbor's seven children. Our five-mile drive to their country school is quiet, my passengers answering questions in a whisper, smiling shyly at my image in the rear-view mirror. I tune in to a...read more
So many good things are crowding their way onto my calendar this Fall. You, too? Conferences, writing opportunities, church events, festivals, garden harvesting, meet-ups with friends, trips to see my kids......then there's the reading and writing for the college course I'm taking. There's a crowd at my doorstep, and I have to decide who to...read more
I step onto the porch and breathe deeply of the morning mist. Gray mornings like this one, with their wind and rain, are a welcome relief from the intense sun and humidity of our Midwestern summer. I doubt I would be content in a climate that doesn't offer the changing seasons. A place where the sun is always shining, where leaves never...read more