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We don’t have to take sides

We don’t have to take sides

Our country may seem divided over the events of and following Charlottesville, but we don’t have to take sides.

When the world feels like it’s pressing in

When the world feels like it’s pressing in

The world has a way making us messy. Thankfully, with just a little effort and spontaneity, there is much we can wash away.

How to create a little mental white space

How to create a little mental white space

For many of us, something within us obstructs the path between creative ideas and fruition. Creating a little mental white space can help.

What to do when your calendar’s full and your soul’s empty

What to do when your calendar’s full and your soul’s empty

For our family, white space – physical, mental, emotional – is more than a blank day on the calendar; it’s a vital nutrient.

On rivers and hearts – a wildlife clinic

On rivers and hearts – a wildlife clinic

Did you know you can gauge the health of a river by examining the creatures that live within it?  

Book review – In <i>A Piece of the World</i>, Baker Kline Incarnates Andrew Wyeth’s Legendary Painting

Book review – In A Piece of the World, Baker Kline Incarnates Andrew Wyeth’s Legendary Painting

A piece of the world is well-researched work of historical fiction and, when done as well as this, the genre opens up a portal to another time. Finally, those of us who treasure the famed Wyeth painting get a chance to meet Christina.