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When I lived in Latin America, I interviewed the victims of political violence in a country which was considered a democracy by the United States. I learned first hand what it meant when people reached out to gain asylum in order to flee a near certain death from the country of their origin. more

A Gold Star mother sorrowfully remembers her son Clare who died in battle so far from home. With gentle sensitivity, Ronn Toebaas makes a fleeting adjustment to the military hat of the young actor playing Clare.

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Richard Pearce, we miss you. In a thousand ways we miss your brilliant light, your genius, your will to live deeply. In a thousand ways, we suffer at your will to die.

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Ancient mounds whisper their secrets which we, perhaps, can only know with our hearts. From the edges of steep slopes, along river bluffs, and resting in dense prairies, they appear again and again. We are in awe as we are lured to their mysteries. We lose ourselves In their conical, linear and animal shapes and hunger for the truth resting in their silence.

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When Megg’s Eggs called me at Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, I had to respond.

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A girl’s hand rests delicately on the ground.

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 Aiken, my sweet old dog, is gone.

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The sun hit the trees, casting long shadows across the land.

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The thud of a robin crashing into one of my windows broke the sweet mid-morning peace.

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The sign said “Free Stuff.”

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David “Chick” Rubel felt the thoroughbred beneath him as the air rushed by them both on the 5/8 mile exercise run where he once trained racehorses.

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