An Ode to Old Boots

When I shop for boots, I'm looking for comfort and mileage. I'm looking for a long-term, hard-working relationship.

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Portraits of Hope

Many of the families photographed had never seen a portrait of themselves. Tears were falling as they held and kissed their photos.

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Fresh Garden Dirt

Even the air smelled different. It had a bitter-sweet smell of fresh garden dirt, mixed with floral dew and sea salt.

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Alaska’s Valentine

At last, Alaska’s valentine arrives in February when the sunshine finally packs a little more heat and ventures noticeably higher in the sky.

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Healthy lifestyle works as “preventative medicine”

There is a seldom-discussed panacea, albeit not perfect, that could reduce health care costs. It’s called preventative medicine.

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Moving into the New Year

Dick doesn't believe in New Year's resolutions and neither do I. They never worked, I think, because they were not affirming in any way. 

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Suitcase Rubble

While suitcase rubble has a certain charm to it – it has a way of cropping up outside of suitcases, and indeed, all over the house.

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Döstädning

In Sweden, there is a cleaning and decluttering concept called “döstädning”. Translated, this means…gulp…here we go…death cleaning.

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Shedding Mental Clutter

Clutter gives me anxiety and mental hives. It makes me itch. Picking up my children’s toys is my least favorite activity.

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