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Yard Sales and History

Yard Sales and History

I travel back into history when shopping at yard sales. Every yard sale has its own family story. There’s the young couple getting divorced, the aged woman whose husband recently died, the farmer whose business folded. I walk through so many lives at yard sales....

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Surviving or Thriving?

Surviving or Thriving?

A childhood friend once asked me, “Are you surviving or thriving?” I thought, what a disturbing question. Now I use that question as a meditation. Many years ago on a warm sunny day we were walking in the Rocky Mountains. We stopped at a lake. No one was...

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