Horse Sense

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“Be true to your work, your word and your friends.” ~ Henry David Thoreau The phone rang last Tuesday night. It was Mary Grace calling – my childhood friend who is featured in one of the chapters of my memoir “Gift of a Lifetime: Finding Fulfilling Things in the Unexpected.” I hadn’t spoken with her […]

Double Trouble & Sidekick


Double your pleasure…double your fun… “A gift with a kind countenance is a double present.” ~ Thomas Fuller I am so excited, I am about to burst! Tomorrow my twin sister arrives in Steamboat Springs, Colorado from the East Coast. She is coming here for the first time and we will be celebrating our birthday! It has […]

A Real Peach of a Community

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We can never get a re-creation of community and heal our society without giving our citizens a sense of belonging.— Patch Adams What makes a great community? As an outsider, I’ve noticed things the 2014 Winner of the Coolest Small Town in America, Berlin, Maryland has in common with Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the town I’ve called […]

Thirsty Thursday: Art for Good


On this Thirsty Thursday, I will be sharing an interview I had with artist Chula Beauregard regarding her Art for Good Project. The good news  is Chula’s artwork goes to  support a humanitarian concern that she feels very strongly about. Read the interview to learn more about this young artist. Chula Beauregard: Art for Good Project   […]

Holding On to Memories

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 “Memory believes before knowing remembers.” ~ William Faulkner, Light in August “I just knew you two would always be in my life,” stated Mary Grace as my sister and I walked down Lincoln Avenue in Steamboat after having stuffed ourselves with nachos and drinks at The Cantina last Saturday evening. Mary was in the middle and linked […]