Readers of this column will attest to the fact that I like words. Heck you might even use the “love” word here. I love playing with words. I l…

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This is the story of John and Eliza. It is a Civil War love story. It is also a story of war, death, disease, and battle. But most of all, it …

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A robin nests in my backyard flowering cherry tree every spring. Cardinals, blue Jays, wrens, warblers, sparrows, finches, and various other b…

For three months now, my commutes to work have been a quick shuffle across the living room to the writing room where, with dogs sleeping at my…

Bald eagles are majestic creatures with wingspans to match (six to eight feet). They are the national bird of the United States, the therefore…

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I’m not sure how many times I asked Megan Anzalone to join Lancaster Community Band, but I do remember the first night she came with me. My pe…

According to news outlets, people are planting. Why? Humans want to become more self-sufficient because of the pandemic. 

I received an invitation to my Aunt Ruth’s 90th birthday party. “No presents, just your presence, please” it read. The only thing my aunt want…

While gardening during the pandemic, I learned something new about busy buzzing bees. Mason bees are awesome pollinators for the backyard gard…

“Are you Ruth’s niece?” asked the stranger. “No,” I replied. "Ruth was a good friend, not a relative. Each Memorial Day I put a pink flower on…

“We Celebrate Life” is FAIRHOPE’s’s tag line. That is not just a nice tag line. During this stage of life we help those on our service to hono…

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