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Animals Community Cookie's Bliss Self Reliance

Chicken TV

“Chicken TV is keeping me sane,” she says, as we soak in that timeless world, mesmerized by their languid pecking and the occasional drop of a leaf.

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Family Food

Apples from the Tree of Knowledge

Fun with Dick and Jane followed: a secular version of worldly wisdom with pages splashed in pictures of apple-cheeked children under blue skies. I devoured my lessons, turning them over in my mind before I fell asleep at night, wondering which ones held the key to family harmony.

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Community Unsung Heros

The Limericist

“Here comes Nick,” I’d say, watching him work his way across the lawn in a slow, rolling gait.

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Closet of Anxieties Dreaming Politics

Dark Moon

You lay there, your mind returning to the pepper drawer, and think you will not eat a piece of chocolate after dinner, especially tonight on this dark moon day.

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Community Our Life Travel

Our Little Town

If you had asked me even a year before could I see myself living in the American South, I would have shaken my head.