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    The Need for Quiet

    We live in a noisy world. Yep, noise pollution is a thing. Sometimes it comes with people. Other times it comes with the machines we can no longer live without. Have you ever listened to the silence that comes when the power goes out of your home? That louder than thunder stillness in which you can hear your heart beat. You hear every creak of the house and every raindrop on the roof, wondering if you will ever be able to fall asleep. When we lose power at home, I go a bit into survival mode, but once we have light and everyone is settled down, I grab my notebook…

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    Friday Five: October Favorites

    If I must choose, fall is my favorite time of year. And, I like October the best of all the fall months. I’m sure if I were to list the reasons there would be so many more than five. Before I get to my actual list of October favorites (if these are duplicates from September, I apologize), there is something remarkable, for me at least, about this month. It is kind of an anniversary for me. One year ago I began a writing challenge by Jeff Goins called My 500 Words. The goal of this challenge is to write at least 500 words each day. I have had a remarkable…

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    Friday Five: Best Summer Moments

    It’s officially fall and fabulous time of the year. Days have been mostly warm with some cold nights. This is the best sleeping weather. Summer is such a short season I thought I would dedicate a Friday Five list to some of my favorite moments of the summer: 1.   Papa and Caleb building a climbing wall. The little man had such a good time building and then climbing on the swing set his mom played on when she was little. 2.   Camping in Northern Michigan during mayfly season. It was, at the very least, an interesting trip. 3.   Taking the time to watch the sunset in the…