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Community of the Past

 “To create organs for neighborly help and initiative, to meet face to face for personal assessment and vivid discussion, to take part in communal celebrations, not in vast anonymous masses, but in a circle of identifiable faces and persons, all … Continue reading

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The Days of the Wild, Wild West… Returned

“A lot of the people who keep a gun at home for safety are the same ones who refuse to wear a seat belt.”  George Carlin  “Bullets cannot be recalled.  They cannot be uninvented.  But they can be taken out … Continue reading

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The Dangers of Logging in the Northwest

“You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of … Continue reading

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How Do We Perceive People from other Cultures?

“The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.”  Democritus Have you ever wondered how people from other countries view America and the American people?  Do people come to our country … Continue reading

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Out of the Desert

“Do not turn away, through cowardice, from despair.  Go through it.                                    … Pass beyond.  On the other side of the tunnel you will find light again.”  Andre’ Gide The past few days there has been much conversation about the bombing … Continue reading

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

I’m humbled by and appreciative of Patricia Garcia for nominating my blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I have much to learn from Patricia as I write about the turning events in my life, both happy and sad. My … Continue reading

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Under the Big Top

The drum roll begins with the first strains of “Circus,” the music theme. The trombones, clarinets, and saxophones sing their merry strains; the audience expectantly waits, while I look around for a way to escape, as a mouse caught in … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

As a child, teachers couldn’t pronounce my name, Gwynn Ellyn.  The teachers would look at my first name, Gwynn, and stutter. Even now, just looking at my name, people don’t know whether I am male or female.  What is in … Continue reading

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The Joys of Setting up My First Blog

Facing my fear of Blogging is turning into a WordPress nightmare. Actually, I should Blog about learning to Blog. My techie friend who volunteered to help set up my site may be sorry he opened his mouth. It’s a comedy … Continue reading

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