Category Archives: Blog

Happy Friday the 13th

By S. J. Brown Friday the 13th is touted to be the unluckiest day of the year. 2017 has two Friday the 13th’s, does that make it an unlucky year? Does Friday the 13th scare you? Since Halloween is just … Continue reading

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Once in Love with Amy

This post is by Abbie Johnson Taylor.   As most of you know, I have a visual impairment. On my PC and tablet, I use software that reads everything to me and repeats what I type. With such software, there … Continue reading

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Baby Steps

By S. J. Brown Recently I gave some advice to friend about recovery after surgery, my advice, baby steps, lots and lots of baby steps. No one can recover from surgery overnight. It’s the little improvements, those baby steps that … Continue reading

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Picking Favorites

By S. J. Brown We all have favorite things, that special gift from long ago, or a place with fond memories. Sometimes our favorite is a sentence that just glides off the tongue and completes a thought. After every photo … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

The car was fully loaded, leaving just enough room for Jay and me.  The back seat held a small cooler for drinks, 2 camera bags, 2 duffle bags, and a bag of snacks.  In the trunk was a large cooler … Continue reading

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Step Lightly

By S. J. Brown Now that spring has finally arrived everyone is heading outdoors.  There are so many places to explore and discover.  Before you venture out there are a few things to remember.  Don’t forget your bug spray.  There … Continue reading

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Dolley Madison and Ice Cream by Barbara Schlichting

In 1790, the first ice cream parlor opened in New York. In late June 1791, a notice appeared in the Pennsylvania Gazette announcing the details of that ear’s July 4th celebration. On the menu that year at Grays Gardens were … Continue reading

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The Image of Writing

By S. J. Brown Writers paint a picture with their words while photographers create pictures that are worth 1000 words.  Writers and photographers have a lot of things in common. Both share their passion with others, and both agonize over … Continue reading

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Looking Back at 2016

By S. J. Brown Since 2016 is almost over I thought I would reminisce a bit.  For several years I have been sharing my images on Facebook.   I share a new photo each Sunday so there are many photos that … Continue reading

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The Power of One

 By S. J. Brown Can one person truly make a difference, ABSOLUTELY.  Think about this one person came up with the idea of bottling water.  Last year alone Americans used approximately 50 billion bottles of water.   Unfortunately only 23 percent … Continue reading

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