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There are so many ways to experience the world—watching the flight of a bird—hearing the wings sing—speaking to a friend about what we've seen and heard...all become part of our mem...

"Each of us has something to give that no one else has."

As I took a walk around my favorite lake, I snapped a quick picture. When I came home and checked my camera, I found this su...

Howdy, Y'all!

I'm Ruby Mae, and it is such a pleasure to be here today. Thank you, Linda, for having me as a guest blogger! Today, I'd like to share a little bit of my debut novel an...

Mary Stewart Moment #1

I had a delightful and unexpected “Mary Stewart" moment this week—a perfect way to celebrate the author’s birthday anniversary on September 17th. In my previou...

Have you heard this beautiful song, a favorite of mine, performed by teacher and musician Earl Grant? 

As the lyrics unfold, the singer contrasts his feelings of love with thing...

Cinderella's fairy godmother created the glass slippers with just a flick of her wand. She may have worked overtime, however, to create something even more fanciful: a glass dress....

Do you remember the posters of your childhood?

I especially recall the ones I saved up for with pennies, nickels and dimes earned from doing chores. As a Beatles fan, I once counted...

As I drove my car back to Portland, Oregon after a job interview, I wrestled with a decision.  At each turn of the road, tall trees and high mountains swept by the windows. I would...

A strange thing happens every time I face a blank computer screen. A heavy weight of uneasiness settles inside me—a feeling of inadequacy to ever be able to accomplish what I want t...

Maria Louise Baldwin had reached a turning point in her life.

She'd been offered a dream career, but she felt inadequate. After starting out as a teacher in 1882, the Cambridge, Mass...

Beloved author Theodor (Ted) Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Seuss, would have turned 113 on March 2nd.

Here are 5 fascinating facts about Dr. Seuss I recently learned:

5. That's Zoice...

An Accidental Discovery

When a restaurant patron repeatedly rejected his fried potatoes, saying they were too thick and not crispy enough, the chef became hot under his collar. Final...

I've always loved the clean, spare lines in Christina Rossetti's Christmas poem, "In the Bleak Midwinter," beginning with the haunting words:

In the bleak mid-winter
Frosty wind made...

When you open the pages of C.S. Lewis's fourth tale of Narnia, Prince Caspian, you'll find a simple dedication to:

Mary Clare Havard

Other dedications C.S. Lewis gave in his books tel...

The White Witch's hold on Narnia is breaking up even sooner this year. Because of the White Witch, the land of Narnia had been trapped in winter with no Christmas or even spring to...

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