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Adventures with Ledlie Laughlin (1930-2019)

Ledlie Laughlin, Jr. passed from this life early in the morning on January 21, 2019; at 88 years of age (the double-infinity image), by the light of the full moon, and on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (which is also the birthday shared by my father and my daughter). His...

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This Old Guitar

I've joined the cult of people committed to walking 10,000 steps per day, every day (well, most days... you know), for exercise; to help preserve the health and fitness of my body as I age. On Saturday, September 15, I achieved my 8th successful 10,000-step day in a...

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Adventures in Grandparenting (cont.)

My 9-year old granddaughter and I recently took a walk downtown to the library. She and her sister go to the library multiple times per week with their mom, their grandmother, or me. This time we were returning a few books. As we left our house I noticed she was...

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Thank you, Mrs. Barnhart

(note: this post first appeared on AndiLit.com) I love books. I’ve been an avid reader all my life. Writers have been my greatest inspiration. I’ve wanted to be a writer for most of my 64 years. I remember the precise moment it all began for me; when I knew I would be...

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