We were a motley group gathered in the basement of church: a teacher, a realtor, a machinist, a nursing home administrator and a college student.

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Our son loves to visit his Grandma and Grandpa. He especially likes to bring his Grandma a bouquet of flowers. We stop at the local grocery st…

It has been an aggravating sort of week. The rabbits have eaten my basil plants down to the dirt for the fourth time; by upending the protecti…

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It’s just an old house. Sitting empty for several years, as though waiting for the people to come back to resume life there. The windows lacke…

The message lit up my cell phone screen in the middle of a night. “We have a baby!” In capital letters, this joyful note marched across the sc…

Several years ago, the Hubs and I embarked on a mission, which, for me, nearly ended our relationship. We went car shopping.

The daisies are blooming. In light of all the frightening and negative news around us — the simple act of blooming by what some consider a roa…

Apparently, we have moved from the rainy season in Ohio straight into the sweltering heat of summer. I had other things on my mind, so the two…

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Mother’s Day 2020 is going to be yet another holiday steeped with frustration (for me) and to some degree, melancholy. I am unhappy that I won…

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I should have known better. More than a month ago, my hair was almost to the point where I needed to break down to get it cut. A task which ha…

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It feels like week 3,712 of the Stay at Home order for COVID-19. I find myself getting increasingly annoyed with…everything.

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We are on week three of the Stay at Home order by our local government. Each day the news briefing by the governor and his staff shares grim r…

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We are still being held hostage by this stupid Covid 19 virus. Adjustments regarding personal space are being made and it seems like the whole…

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It has been a wild week. Due to the risks of spreading the coronavirus, our office has canceled two of our largest conferences. It’s a huge di…

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Our workweek has been crazy; we have two conferences within two weeks and there has been dozens and dozens of phone calls regarding possible h…

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I don’t know about you, but I am starting to feel like today is day 217 of a hostile hostage situation. I know it is only the last week of Feb…

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Valentine’s Day: the holiday that celebrates love, passion, adoration, etc. Just the thought of it makes me feel out of sorts. While most peop…

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The Super Bowl has come and gone. Despite the confusing name, the team from Missouri won; which is good because the people from that area need…

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One of my favorite parts on living the rural life is the drive. Don’t get me wrong — it is a complete pain to have to go 20 miles to buy diape…

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As an adult who is privileged to work with student leaders, I often find myself in ridiculous situations. Mostly, they are of my own making fr…