Monthly Archives: February 2015

Writing in a lightweight vacuum

This post is by Nancy Jardine From 1975 till last Monday, I was the proud possessor of 3 (and a half) vacuum cleaners. Number 1 was simple to use (old fashioned technology), the hose and nozzle easy to worry into … Continue reading

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Lessons We Can Learn from Cats

This post by Gayle M. Irwin As many of you know, most of the time I write about dogs. It’s not that I don’t like cats, it’s just that I seem to be “more successful” writing about dogs. I have … Continue reading

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This post by Jennifer Flaten As I write this I am sitting at the dining room table, listening to the girls decorate my birthday cake. All the kids love watching the Food Network, especially all the baking challenges. One year … Continue reading

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A Not-So-Still Life with Books

By Stephanie Stamm Last week, I posted about clearing out my house, letting go of things—like notes for a dissertation completed 17 years ago—that I no longer need. While I had intended to do some clearing this year anyway, I’ve … Continue reading

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Exploding Guinea Pigs by Mike Knotts for Erin Farwell

My wife, Erin, is sick. It’s nothing bad: just a cold. As she sits staring blankly at the computer, she says in a sad little voice “I have a blog due, and I don’t have enough energy to write something.” … Continue reading

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Calling the Doctor

Post copyright by Doris McCraw           As many of the readers of this blog know, I’ve been researching the women doctors of Colorado for some time now. My cut off date is 1900. The interesting thing … Continue reading

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Seeking romance through the decades…

Earlier today I sat down at my HP computer and scrolled through my Facebook timeline. Up pops a post from a sixth-grade boy who lives in Grantsville, West Virginia. I have family who live there – my dad’s wife, my … Continue reading

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The Slough Water Was Warm, But Wet…

by Neva Bodin Recently there was a request in the local newspaper where I spent my childhood for articles containing memories of growing up years. I began to wrack my brain, (an interesting phrase now that I think about it), … Continue reading

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The Heat is On

This post by Jennifer Flaten Our furnace died on Sunday, not with a whimper but a bang, a huge, terrifying bang that had an accompanying scent of natural gas. So, we evacuated our house on a cold, very cold, Sunday … Continue reading

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Letting Go of My Writing Past

by Stephanie Stamm I wrote a post on this blog earlier this year about my intention to focus on balance for the year. I followed that up with a post on my blog outlining the activities I decided were necessary … Continue reading

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