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Downsizing or Rightsizing?

My husband, Bob, and I just bought a 1300 square foot 1969 rancher. The funny thing is, it is almost an exact replica of the 1968 rancher that my late husband and I bought more than 25 years ago, right down to the dark paneling on either side of the brick fireplace in the living…

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The Ripple Effect

It was pre-dawn when I found myself awake on the houseboat during my recent vacation. The stars were bright enough to shed light on the lake that surrounded us. The stillness was eerie—the only sounds I could hear were the rhythmic chirping of the forest critters, their cadence like a song that they all know…

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Fearlessness

What are you afraid of? I have several fears: heights, bees, and certain types of reptiles! These fears are easy to manage: I don’t step too close to the edge of anything that is way up in the sky; I know not to wear perfume in the summer, and I hardly ever have to deal…

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Dad

The memories of who he was come flooding back today, thirty years from the last time I looked into his soft gray eyes, which were a beacon of truth. Those eyes were the gateway to life lessons, some of which I haven’t mastered yet. He was the gentlest man I’ve ever met. A man who…

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