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Big fun in close quarters

And, hot dog. We made it through another winter. I love being tucked away on a winter’s day and write to my heart’s content. But, I love summers even more…

That creative bent has its own beat

An artist might think herself a diva and insist that the world fall at her feet. The dictionary says a diva is a self-important person, typically a woman, who is…

We are worthy: It’s not about abilities

The community of Pagosa Springs is about family groups. We hurt and cry with family and friends. We laugh and have fun together. As we are growing up, the days…

Some things aren’t negotiable

Our son came home to help his dad. It’s humbling when a child puts his life on hold to help his parents. Al and I see ourselves as being able…

‘I’m grandma’s favorite now’

Do you know where your children are? Read their tattoos. Our daughter called us heartsick. Our grandson in Bible college has another tattoo inked on his body. This makes four…

Failing my way to success

I’m amazed as to how many mistakes I’ve made and, yet, my life has turned out pretty good. I could sum it up by saying I failed my way to…

Bullying can define a life

In our writers group, one of the writers read an article she wrote. It riveted through the group and left us all in shock. I asked the writer if she…

Let the poor man have a peanut

I met Painter Jim at a book signing. He asked me to look at his sketches. I told him I wasn’t into those kinds of things. Fifty years ago, I…

Life in the country is not for the fainthearted

It was just a drip in the tub, but it was driving me crazy. I asked my Sweet Al to fix the drip. He did, and now it’s a gushing…

Help me to help you

In a day when change is happening, old age is kicking in and flexibility is required, I can only sympathize with Jerry McGuire. He begged his only athlete to understand…