Friends and frustrations…

It’s been a challenging month. In the midst of the usual familial stuff, we’ve also been dealing with a major fracture among some of our closest friends. I’ve been fortunate to have plenty to distract me from over-thinking the whole mess – kids, home, family, etc. plus putting a lot of effort into PitchWars (a writing contest),…

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The joys of the Junction…

I live in a relatively small city that sits on the eastern edge of the civilized world. The grocery stores around these here parts are not exactly full of exotic stuff. In fact, finding anything other than white button mushrooms requires a 20-plus mile drive. The vegetable section of the local groceries are ah… fairly…

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