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A good writer's conference can inspire and inform. It can make the hours of solitary work seem well worth the effort. And a really good writer's conference can fill the soul with hope. I recently attended just such a conference.
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Researchers find that older people, those 50 or more, are happier than people in their 20s or 30s.
Mark Twain's famous short story "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County" was the inspiration behind our annual Jumping Frog Jubilee. But winter weather might be putting a crimp in this year's event.
Not all important lessons are learned in school. Through my mother's example, I learned many lessons that have enriched my life.
There are 16 distinct varieties of rattlesnakes. I don't know how many live in our area, but Sweetheart Al and I had an unforgettable encounter with one of them last year.
Now that we're enjoying some warm weather, the wildlife is everywhere.
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