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The Joy of Spring Living

Every spring I am reminded of Wordsworth's poem that describes one of the most uplifting flowers of spring, the daffodil; a flower native to the lake district in England, but has become a part of spring here in North America: A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the...

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Once Upon a Snowy Morning

Once Upon a Snowy Morning

It's snowing! Yeah, for a lot of you, snow is not a big part of your life. For others, like me, snow plays a huge role in my winter. Snow can be fun, fearsome, a nuisance or a blessing. In the latter case, think 'snow days'. There is something so peaceful in watching...

A Little Girl’s Wish

A Little Girl’s Wish

Elizabeth stood peering through the frost-etched window at the shining snow and sparkling branches of a Maple tree, her feet stinging from the cold her knitted socks could not ease. The tiny space contained an elaborate archway, a pretension of a half century before,...

Real Life Adventure

Real Life Adventure

Dear Reader, I need you to suspend your disbelief as what I'm about to tell you, although absurd, was how a student nurse lived in the sixties. While the sixties have been portrayed as a time of freedom, lots of sex and lots of tripping around, for student nurses it...