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A New Year, A New Beginning

  A New Year, A New Beginning   By   Vicki Hinze     Twenty sixteen is drawing to a close.  That closing is an opportunity for us to look back, see what happened during the year, and to decide how we want to go forward from here. Some [...]
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Little Christmas Traditions

Little Christmas Traditions   By   Vicki Hinze     When the children grew up and had families of their own, one of the big changes for us was not having Christmas at home with them on Christmas day.  Instead, we get together on Christmas [...]
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Annoying Relatives? Call the Spanking Santa!

Bayard & Holmes ~ Piper Bayard and Jay Holmes The most wonderful stressful time of the year is upon us. Long lines, visiting relatives, and credit card bills that give bankers a warm, fuzzy feeling in their wallets. But fear not! Bayard [...]
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Holiday Blues: When You’ve Lost Everything

HOLIDAY BLUES:  WHEN YOU’VE LOST EVERYTHING  By  Vicki Hinze   This year, more than most, I’m hearing from people who have lost everything.  They’re feeling hopeless and helpless.  Defeated in life, or by life.  Some have lost [...]

Thanksgiving: What It Really Means and Why It’s Important

    Thanksgiving:  What it Really Means and Why It’s Important by Vicki Hinze Thanksgiving. The word means different things to different people.  It evokes different emotions in all of us. All words have power, but words that [...]
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Pilgrim on the Solitary Path

Bayard & Holmes ~Piper Bayard This is the week of the mass American pilgrimage. Thanksgiving, more than any other holiday, is the day we Americans travel home. It is the one holiday we all share, no matter what our religion. The day when [...]
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National Space Day

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National Military Spouse Appreciation Day

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Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

Facts about St. Patrick’s Day   By   Vicki Hinze It’s March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and a lot of celebrations are going on. But what exactly are people celebrating?  Time and distance has a way of making facts obscure, so let’s [...]
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Happy New Year!

  Thank you all for a fantastic 2015. Wishing you all the best in 2016! From all of Us at