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“Martin Luther King” Haiku

"What a marvelous leader"

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Mom was Funny

"Well, if you don't know, I'm not going to tell you."

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The right apple for the right job

More than half the apples eaten in America come from Washington state.

Meet the celebs of Saguaro National Park

Cacti are quirky characters with their prickly, spiny exteriors and odd, irregular shapes. You either like them or you don’t. I personally find them beautiful and admirable for their unique qualities.

Resolutions

"How awful is this situation? Get very dramatic; it’s a great tension reliever."

The Man Who Saw Bigfoot

If you close your eyes and picture Sasquatch, there’s a good chance you’ll conjure up a very specific image: a big, hairy humanoid, mid-stride, arms swinging, head turned to glance back over its right shoulder. In that iconic picture, the thing Bigfoot was turning back to look at was Bob Gimlin.

Find Insight and Inspiration in a Labyrinth

The traditional way to walk a labyrinth is to begin at the clearly indicated entrance and proceed along the path, which is often lined by stones. When you reach the center, you’re halfway; it’s time to turn around and return to the start.

The 100-Year Life

Centenarians, even supercentenarians—those living to at least 110—are being studied across the globe to understand what contributes to their remarkably long lives.

“A Nevermore Christmas poem”

"Then before we were able, to keep the dog off of the table..."

Christmas Poem

Some cookies and then some New Year's CHANGE!

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Home for Christmas

" as the tears start to form, I say, “Where is home?”

Treasured Fall Changes

"Wind gusts give flight—natural leaf blower,"

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Persimmons: winter lanterns lighting up dark days

One persimmon contains half your daily vitamin A and a fourth of your daily vitamin C needs. Persimmons are a great source of fiber and are high in all kinds of trace minerals, antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Fall in love with the Oregon Coast

Lighthouses are the sentinels of a coastline, visible from miles away. They serve as points of reference for seafaring folks. And for those of us on land, they are wonderful photograph-worthy subjects and romanticized symbols.