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My imagination could not have conjured up anything better than the reality of two fresh-as-spring young women riding by my gate on their horses. I was out in the donkey pasture shoveling up a … more
It’s time to shift the energetic vibration of our world, bodies and lives. I feel it’s divine timing to speak of this when we are all feeling the magnitude of emotion with the recent … more
Like many other seniors in our community, we encounter family separations as our children have relocated to other parts of the country making social media a godsend. So, unlike planned visits, we now … more
It’s really amazing how quickly COVID-19 is spreading throughout the world and we now (as of Sunday) have one confirmed case here in Jo Daviess County. So the operative words are: stay … more
What do the residents of a place call themselves? How are they known by those outside their community? Some examples: A resident of New York City is a New Yorker. Also true of someone from the state … more
I always won spelling bees in elementary school. This time, my fifth grade teacher gave me the word “course.” “Which one?” I asked. That day, I was the first person to … more
News of the COVID-19 virus has been inundating us all at what seems like warp speed. There are recommendations, mandates and proclamations that impact us all.News about the closing of bars and … more
Galena is a resilient community.The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called off … more
Thursday noon of this past week, curious as to what ESPN would be airing instead of conference basketball games, I saw an interview of John Swafford Atlantic Coast Conference. The conference had just … more
Galena is a resilient community. The last week has been a cascading chain-reaction of events being postponed or outright cancelled; people panicking and stocking up on toilet tissue; school called … more
Twenty-five years ago I stood on a terrace cut into the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains. Below me, some shepherds had gathered their lambs for the night. Across the clear cool air, I heard them … more
Preceding the February primaries known as Super Tuesday, political pundits speculated that the Democratic National Convention might be the first contested since 1952. In 1830, the major political … more
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