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The Three Benefits Of Traveling Through Time – Imagination

You can’t turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again. – Bonnie Prudden Traveling through time is a learned skill.  I was not a history enthusiast in my younger years.  Becoming a lover of history has been a long slow courtship.  Now, when I come across a point in history that piques […]

Mother’s Day – Tribute And Honor To Our Amazing Moms

Happy Mother’s Day!  If you follow this BLOG you already know how I love, adore, and respect my mother.  Since my husband and I do not have children, I did not share the experience of motherhood with her, although we do share many other things: The love of gardening and growing stuff The satisfaction of making an entire […]

Hospitality, It’s Wonderful Foundations Explored

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High,  Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalms 91:1 The concept of hospitality has a much higher meaning than is commonly thought of today, at least in my part of the world.  Although the everyday application remains valid, it lacks the depth of its’ original intent. True […]

How To Dismantle And Overcome Intimidating Obstacles

“Take one step in the direction of your dreams and watch the Universe perform miracles to help you.” —Alexandra Domelle Intimidating obstacles come along with any dream.  Completing the EAA Biplane my father started came packaged with many intimidating obstacles: First, it was my Dad’s project.  My hero, the man I most wanted to please […]

The First Draft Is Written For Your Strong Win

The first draft is just you telling yourself the story.  ― Terry Pratchett Rescuing lost stories is both compelling and intimidating.  There is nothing more frightful to a writer than a blank screen with a short deadline looming.  I have for over five years posted a BLOG every week, except the three weeks I was […]

Why Visit An American Revolutionary War Patriot?

“Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official, save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to […]

One Essential Celebration On Which History Pivots

Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song. Pope John Paul II The resurrection of Jesus Christ.  The one essential celebration in history that brings out chocolate bunnies, colored eggs, and marshmallow peeps.  I like chocolate and joyously display wonderfully painted eggs and decorations we acquired during […]

The Willis Jeep – When Colorful Personal Stories Converge

Purchase“In the Willis Jeep, every road is the scenic route.” – unknown Some objects hold generations of stories.  One of those in our family is Grandad’s Willis Jeep.  I have referred to it before in passing and have plans to document its restoration.   At the moment it occupies a place in our driveway as those […]

A Personal Example Of Discovering Connections Out Of The Past

  “Realize that everything connects to everything else” – Leonardo DaVinci “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.” – Herman Melville Discovering connections with others is a natural delight […]