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ANOTHER FRIDAY FAVORITE

Looking for something to take your mind off of the election? Here’s another great Friday Favorite suggestion: The Extraordinary Life of Sam Hell, by Robert Dugoni. Although Dugoni is best known for his mystery/ thriller novels like My Sister’s Grave and Close to Home, he broke away from that genre and beautifully captured the changing dynamics of faith, family and… Continue reading ANOTHER FRIDAY FAVORITE

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Transformation

Spring in the Lowlands is a painting come to life. The azaleas burst like fireworks in shades of fuchsia, orange, and crimson. The white Ibis return to the salt marshes and so do the dark alligators. Massive oak trees give birth to new growth and the dull brown seagrass slowly returns to life. And I… Continue reading Transformation

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NOTES FROM THE TRAIL: RESTING PLACES

No two hikes are ever the same. I know because I’ve climbed the hills at my favorite canyon dozens of times, yet each and every trip is different. One morning I might see a hawk swooping down to snatch a squirrel, while on the next day only mockingbirds appear. I might hear snippets of juicy… Continue reading NOTES FROM THE TRAIL: RESTING PLACES