The Sheep and the Freedom Fighters

There are two distinct camps: The Sheep and the Freedom Fighters. I wonder if it was as divided back in 1918. Certainly, there is evidence of some uprisings with mask-wearing in particular, such as the formation of the Anti-Mask League of San Francisco. The fact that the Spanish Flu took place during war time also …

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Hay Bales, Sleds and Much, Much More

A month and a half ago, I had the chance to re-enact a beloved outdoor activity from my childhood. Not only was it fun, it was indeed nostalgic eliciting a flood of fond memories at our former family farm. It’s astounding to think that thirty-seven years have since passed. Has it really been that long? …

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Reality Stings, But Possibilities Await

My reaction isn’t quite what I had predicted. I’d looked forward to this day literally for years and then its much-anticipated arrival earlier this week brought about a fierce mixture of emotions which I am still reeling from. As expected, I was and am excited beyond belief, but with the excitement also came feelings of …

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I’m Just a Number Amongst Many Numbers

Life-work balance? This year is my 25th anniversary. Well, officially it is my 26th, but my first year didn’t count. Likely, you’ve guessed that I am not speaking about my wedding anniversary here. Instead, I’m referring to the number of years that I have spent in my profession. That’s a lot of time dedicated to …

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