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    Return to Your Senses

      The poet Robert Frost often wrote about the seasons. In his poem “November,” he described the subtle beauty of late fall. The poem also captures the mood of a quiet interlude between fall and winter, a time when we start preparing for months of […]

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    For the Love of Children

      Recently I was asked to write an article about how we can support friends and loved ones coping with grief due to the loss of a child. Today’s headlines of families in desperate need of our support prompt me to share the following. The […]

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    Spring Ascending

    One starless night in early spring my friend Emma and I drove off into the darkness to count migrating Sandhill Cranes We were taking part in an annual event sponsored by the National Audubon Society. The outing involved groups of enthusiastic bird watchers setting out […]

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    A Gentle Walk Toward Healing

    (Article first published by CaringBridge) Mary Farr, left, with JoAnn Hardegger, mother of Baby Brighid, the namesake of CaringBridge, at a November 2017 event marking the 20th anniversary of CaringBridge and launch of the How We Heal series. Pediatric hospital chaplain and ordained minister Mary […]

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    Why I Write Humor

    I might have been ten years old when my father, an upstanding circuit court judge, handed me a giftwrapped copy of Damon Runyon’s Guys and Dolls. While this might have seemed like an odd choice of reading material for a ten-year-old girl, it suited me […]

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    Pets Really know How to Celebrate Holidays

    One lap around the house with my Shark 3X Capacity Vacuum proved that our family pets have perfected the art of holiday celebration. A vacuum tank stuffed with dog hair, catnip, and shredded tissue reminded me that my family has been hosting pet-friendly holidays for […]

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    How We Heal

    Last week my friend Cynthia died. An internal medicine physician who diagnosed her own ALS, Cynthia spent an entire career caring for underserved and overlooked individuals and families. A doctor of exceptional clinical skills, she owned another gift – a capacity to heal as well […]

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    The Real Meaning of Deer Hunting… Friendship

    One thing I’ve learned about riding horseback during deer hunting season: never underestimate the value of a cowbell around your horse’s neck. I’m referring to that time of year when every buck stalker in possession of a Cabela’s credit card slips into blaze orange and […]

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    The Halloween Horror Campaign

    (Note) Many of you will recall a couple of years ago I published a book titled Never Say Neigh. It featured my horse Noah Vail’s take on fun, funny, and some insightful details surrounding the human condition. Given the current season and tone of said […]

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    Surprised by My Mother’s Diary

    A recent fall nesting impulse found me mining beef stew recipes Sifting through an old Victorian secretary that sat in my living room, I met with an unusual surprise. The secretary, chock-full of my mother’s personal correspondence, had stood undisturbed for several years following her […]

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