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terry-spear's picture
Apr.12.2014
  Kelly Dunn, professional photographer extraordinaire said it looked like a 3-D picture. I thought that was pretty cool! :)  Well, I worked on A Highland Wolf Christmas edits until after midnight last night, and until 10 am this morning, no Internet until it was done and turned...
terry-spear's picture
Mar.12.2014
Aren't they pretty? I didn't think the flowers would be in bloom much. Some weren't, but many were.   Plus, the bees were out and my daughter's deathly afraid of them, having been stung ten times by them when we were on a Girl Scout trip to a zoo once and it made her ill.    To...
eve-kushner's picture
Feb.28.2014
Today I present Part 2 of a three-part quiz. As I mentioned last week with Part 1, I didn't create this challenge; rather, proofreader Ryoichi Chida brought it to my attention. The questions come from a difficult quiz called 日能研 (にちのうけん) that 12-year-olds in Japan can take...
anne-saker's picture
Nov.12.2013
Take a look at the vision of loveliness in the attached photo. This is Melissa, the pastry chef at Kroger 448 in Mason, Ohio. This moment came on 19 October, when I had the honor of officiating at Melissa's wedding to David, her sweetie of many years and the father of their 2-year-old son, Ayden....
sherrie-theriault's picture
Oct.31.2013
October 31     Halloween   “Why does self-centered fear wear a costume that looks so much like ‘other people’s opinion’?” I asked my sponsor. “For the same reason that booze masquerades as ‘a good time.’  How would you ever fall into a pit which used no pretense?  Naked...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Sep.09.2013
I've replaced the pink carnations that sat on the small dining room table. Without this short, stout vase and these flowers, that corner of the room, the wall, the table–it looks stark in a way that says something essential is missing. At that moment, I made a decision to keep the vase full....
anne-saker's picture
Sep.08.2013
A few days after I had unpacked 200 outdoor plants for display at Store 448, I still couldn’t sleep from the pins-and-needles sensation in my right hand. I got about five seconds into my whine when my sister the doctor cut me off. “Overuse. You need a wrist brace, right now. When did you say you...
dorothy-nixon's picture
Aug.02.2013
A gift from my husband.  "Come see this. You'll love what I found," said my husband the other day, pushing me out the front door toward the car in the driveway.   "What is it, now?" I replied.  My husband has this gene, this compulsion to 'garbage pick' as we kids called it...
annette-talbert's picture
Jun.25.2013
I once found a picture of a jar of wildflowers. The vase was a canning jar in a lovely shade of blue. The jar sat on a windowsill. The rustic window looked out to a verdant green pasture. Every day I look at the  picture and it makes me smile. It calms me.  It's my dream to someday have...
sherrie-theriault's picture
Jun.08.2013
June 8     Enclosed Space     In the echo chamber it is the cymbals which cause the most pain.  The drums resound, deep and loud, but it is the crashing of brass that drives me wild.  Cotton wool and sealing wax can not put my head at ease. Resonate walls with their...