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I will have my children’s books and soft sculptures for sale

 
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Confessions of a reformed Republican

    I have been a Republican most of my voting life. When I turned voting age I proudly marched down to my voter’s registration office and put my name on the rolls as a Republican. I come from a long line of Republicans on my mother’s side and my father was the lone Democrat

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Brain freeze

  I have a brain freeze. I don’t mean the kind you get when you eat ice cream too fast; no, I have the kind you get when you are overwhelmed with too many mental tasks. Do you ever get to the point that you just can’t think anymore? My mind is frozen into a

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Look at what the wind blew in

    You never know when change is right around the corner or what will come your way with the wind. In June when we had a brief but severe storm with heavy winds our power was out for nearly 24 hours. Saturday morning we decided to go out for breakfast since we couldn’t fix

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American IQ: Questions from U.S. citizenship test challenge your patriotic acumen | The Columbus Dispatch

Could you pass the U.S. citizenship test? Here are a few questions from Joe Blundo’s column testing your American IQ. Click on the link below   American IQ: Questions from U.S. citizenship test challenge your patriotic acumen | The Columbus Dispatch.

 
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Why we need to keep arts in the schools

I recently attended my granddaughter’s spring orchestra concert and was amazed at the progress of the young middle school and high school students. The program featured the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, who each played three or four selection, in the first half and the high school students in the second half. By presenting the

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Rest in peace, dear Lib

Lib was a beautiful cat with a slick grey coat mottled with patches of buff and orange. She was sleek and lean with long graceful legs and paws and a delicate pointed face and ears. She was so slender and graceful she reminded me of a model wrapped in an expensive, one-of-a-kind fur coat. Her official

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The hospital gown

 Modern medicine is wonderful. They can take your blood and discover many things happening in your body. They can also put you on a conveyor belt, send you into a spinning donut of a thing and in less than 5 minutes have a complete picture of your interior landscape. They can shoot dyes into your

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A funny thing happened on the way to the art show

My last two blog posts have been about my excitement and preparation for the art show this past weekend, but, instead of appearing at the Sunbear Gallery I was languishing at the luxurious St. Anne’s Hospital resort. A bumpy detour Continuing the road metaphor that I used in my last post I will say that

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Who’d A Thought It?

Life’s journey is full of strange twists and turns.  One of the most unusual turns for me will occur next Saturday when some of my work will be on display at an art gallery. Me—who never had an art class in my life! I will have my work at Sunbear Studios and Gallery, May 19

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