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A Girl Scout Troop’s Adventures Abroad in 1949: Part 1 of 3

For the next three weeks, come along as Barb Gilbertson experiences the “branching point” of a lifetime. What are branching points? The events that leave your life forever changed. A branching point may come about by choice or by chance; … Continue reading

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Did You Say Something?

By Patricia LaPointe It started during my childhood. “Mom, Dad, look. I got all A’s this term!”  Silence and a blank stare or a quick change of subject, often to something I hadn’t done right. I loved to write.  Mom … Continue reading

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Expressive Writing: Part 3 of 3

I have a new workshop offered by Story Circle Network starting June 3rd, titled “Refresh Your Expressive Writing Skills.” We’ll talk about writing effective sentences and paragraphs, review the most common grammar problems, and brush up on essay writing skills. … Continue reading

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Expressive Writing: Part 2 of 3

I have a new workshop offered by Story Circle Network starting June 3rd, titled “Refresh Your Expressive Writing Skills.” We’ll talk about writing effective sentences and paragraphs, review the most common grammar problems, and brush up on essay writing skills. … Continue reading

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Expressive Writing: Part 1 of 3

I have a new workshop offered by Story Circle Network starting June 3rd, titled “Refresh Your Expressive Writing Skills.” We’ll talk about writing effective sentences and paragraphs, review the most common grammar problems, and brush up on essay writing skills. … Continue reading

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Memories of “Little Brother”

By Patricia LaPointe Writing outside, a memory floats away and lands on a wind chime. It attaches so strongly that it clings to the words on it, creating an imprint: Nick Romito, 1951-2016 Although he was less than three years … Continue reading

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The Algebra Cheaters

By Marlene B. Samuels At home, during dinner, I sit next to my father at the kitchen table. I tell him about my cheater classmates, about the ways in which they write on their arms, how much it disturbs me … Continue reading

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Madagascar, 1967

By Marg Sumner No one has ever accused me of traveling light. In August 1967 I deplaned in Madison, Wisconsin, carrying a train case, which every proper female traveler had in those days, but somewhere along the line I lost … Continue reading

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My Circle of Life

By Elise Brooks I had waited and waited, bringing up a family of my own first. Finally, at age forty, it was happening… Mesmerizing pictures of animals and breathtaking scenery fill my screen as I scroll gazing in awe. I … Continue reading

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Travel Musings

I have just recently begun to allow myself to dream of real live travel again. In fact, I’ve put down a deposit on a tour of Italy next fall through Viaggi di Gusto. Will I go? Or will this be … Continue reading

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