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The Flawed, The Broken, and The Beautiful /Written by Janice Tindle

I recently found myself inspired by a bit of broken pottery. That pottery made me think about the value we place on inanimate objects. Who knows why a certain object has a special attractiveness to us. We see it, we … Continue reading

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Why Resale Shopping Is A Better Shopping Choice /Written by Janice Tindle

Someone made a comment about feeling bad about getting a deal at a thrift store. They felt they were taking advantage of someone else’s misfortunes. Perhaps someone died. Downsized. Had to move away or into a nursing home. All true. … Continue reading

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A Token Of Love /Written by Janice Tindle

“I’ll never take it off!” Mary Elizabeth giggled with delight as he put it on her wrist. It was the most beautiful bracelet she had ever seen. It was so well made, it looked like the real thing. But she … Continue reading

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“I’ll Be With You In A Minute!” /Written by Janice Tindle

I was sitting on a park bench some years ago, enjoying a nice summer day while taking a break from a hospital visit. I don’t remember why I was there, but there was a lovely park across the street and … Continue reading

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Valerie; You’re Gonna Make It After All! /Written by Janice Tindle

Last March, I wrote a piece about America’s sweetheart, Valerie Harper, who had been given a terminal cancer diagnosis. Things looked grim. But not Valerie! She went on an unprecedented whirlwind of interviews and appearances, talking to her beloved public … Continue reading

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The Chocolate Squirrel /Written by Janice Tindle

It was a warm, sunny Spring day. Easter had come and gone and the neighbors had all put their trash out for pick up. It was not uncommon for the crows to poke through plastic trash bags and this reason, … Continue reading

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Dangle The Carrot /Written by Janice Tindle

You can dangle the carrot all day if you want;the smart bunnies will always find the land with the choicest clover. I have personally observed this in our own backyard. We have an organic yard, so bunnies in the evening … Continue reading

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