Devastating accident leads to life of joyful music

Today Martha Weathers Brown, still an avid runner, credits the power of music for helping her reclaim her life.

Sometimes losing the future you believe is yours opens you up to an even better tomorrow. (more…)

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04/23/2012 at 9:33 AM 1 comment

Would your kids avoid stranger abduction? My son did.

Here’s the story. (Plus tips on how to prepare your child!) (more…)

04/13/2012 at 11:15 AM

Acolyte Horror Show

In which a Loose Tooth becomes a Disaster of Biblical Proportions

 

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04/12/2012 at 8:32 AM 1 comment

Kids by Candlelight: Prepping for Earth Hour

My kids are thrilled that this Saturday, March 31, at exactly 8:30 PM, we will be celebrating what has become a favorite annual event in our house: Earth Hour. (more…)

03/27/2012 at 8:02 AM 1 comment

Cherokee Warrior as a Young Boy

“I can do it!”

The boy stood determinedly next to the heavy boat, once a tall tree which the people had felled and slowly hollowed by means of kindling a series of small fires along the top center of the mighty trunk. Burn and scrape, burn and scrape. A slow, methodical process that eventually turned this gift of Yowa into a means of transportation, trade, and self-defense against neighboring Shawnee and Muskogee. (more…)

03/20/2012 at 10:29 AM

One stunning moment

Poems that mean the most to me are those that stop the busy-ness in my head and jolt me into a moment of nothing but the magical spell of words and images. I had that experience lately with this poem by Wallace Stevens, and wanted to share it with you. (more…)

03/06/2012 at 9:34 AM

Roses Again? Blame the Victorians

We’re a rose-based culture, but that wasn’t always the case. And your florist holds out hope for a change.

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02/08/2012 at 10:15 AM 2 comments

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