The Toiling

The year she died, I pressed my knees and hands heavy into the earth.  Pulling and planting, I’d work my body until sweat rolled easily, salty streams pooling on the earth below.  Tilling, toiling and pulling at the earth, I’d wipe away tears and falling...

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Words Matter

The first essay I wrote for a publication assigned a character limit of 1,400, equating to about 300 words - a little under a page.  300 words seem doable until I sit down and attempt to commit 300 words to paper.  Every single time I...

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The Inevitable

Have you noticed the candy corn is already stacked high and imploring us all to, “stock up now!”?  Just the other day I came very close to acquiescing. In any other year I would have casually tucked the hardly healthy amongst the “Harvested Locally!”.  In...

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When Food = Love

How to maintain a healthy weight for your pet Sharing food with our beloved pets can bring great joy to both parties. Unfortunately, food and treats can be a side effect of too much love, leading pets to become overweight or obese. Here are some tips and...

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Simple Acknowledgement

Awkward and clunky had no room to rear their ugly heads as I followed the arrows up and down the aisles of the grocery store. The other shoppers and I had done this a million times before, but on this day there was a buzz...

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Pet Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day celebrates the love we share with those closest to our heart. And who better to appreciate than our beloved animals! So, in this season of hugs and kisses, it’s a great time for a quick inventory to ensure your cats and dogs are...

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