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Preparing for Freedom This 4th of July

Preparing for Freedom This 4th of July

Preparing for freedom, or at least its celebration. On Thursday, the United States will celebrate its 243rd birthday. Two hundred and forty-three years of standing on our own two feet, as it were. Of figuring out what that means. Of discerning where the balance lies...
Remembering Memorial Day

Remembering Memorial Day

Note from Carrie: As I considered what to write for this Memorial Day post, I looked back at what I’ve written over the years. This was, by far, my most popular post for this holiday, and I cannot come up with any words that convey my heart more clearly.  ...
International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

About four weeks before Christmas this past year, my husband looks at me and says, “You need to add more items to your wishlist.” “What do you mean?” I said. “I have several items on there.” “No, you have books and puzzles on...
Jolabokaflod IS COMING!!

Jolabokaflod IS COMING!!

NOTE: I will NOT have a post next week for Christmas! Enjoy your holidays, and I’ll see you back here on January 1st. Are you ready for Jolabokaflod? That’s really not a made up word, and you won’t find it in a Dr. Seuss book. If it helps, the word...
Thanksgiving Has Changed. Is That Bad?

Thanksgiving Has Changed. Is That Bad?

Although it underwent some editing, this is largely the same post I sent out last Thanksgiving. I need to be reminded of its truth this holiday season, and I suspect I am not alone. You probably don’t need me to tell you this, but it’s two days until...
In Remembrance of September 11

In Remembrance of September 11

On Monday, December 8, 1941, President Franklin Roosevelt spoke to a Joint Session of the US Congress. Yesterday, December 7, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the...

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