Category Archives: Stories

World’s Columbian Exposition

Ever since I read Erik Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City, I’ve been fascinated by the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition. The book is the story of the fair interleaved with a murder mystery … Continue reading

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My Ruse

My husband and I met in high school. Our circles overlapped, but we weren’t close friends and we never dated. He would tell you he wasn’t ready for me, yet. I’m not sure what that means, but I’ve decided to … Continue reading

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2015 Reading Challenge

It makes me happy that my Kindle is filled with lots of books I plan to read. Most were chosen on a whim. Some were recommended by friends or colleagues, some were recommended by Amazon and some were free with … Continue reading

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New Traditions

For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the holiday traditions in our home. My family holds our traditions dear, perhaps stubbornly so. Goodness, I’m rejoicing this year they will allow me to substitute Brussel sprouts for the … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions and Gratitude

Like many, my husband and I have embarked on a mission of Gratitude. Each day, we take time to acknowledge and appreciate those aspects of our lives for which we are grateful. We try to do this first thing in … Continue reading

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Christmas Traditions

Each year on the first Saturday of December, we venture out to cut down our Christmas tree. Over the years, we have visited several different tree farms as older farms run out of big enough trees and new farms open … Continue reading

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Lost at Sea

November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo as it is affectionately known by those who participate. 300,000 people around the world are busy trying to write a 50,000 word novel in the 30 days of November. I am one … Continue reading

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