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Friendships forged in fire

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“Strength through adversity. The strongest steel is forged by the hottest fires. It is pounded and struck repeatedly… The fire gives it power and flexibility, and the blows give it strength. Those two things make it able to withstand every battle…” -Sherrilyn Kenyon When I read that quote it took me back to the end of August when our area […]

What happened to civility?


As a child of Baby Boomer parents there are some things that were instilled in my brother, my sister and myself from a young age.  We opened the door for ladies or our elders, we didn’t wear a hat at the dinner table and we stood up to shake hands with someone. At some point in the last couple of […]

We bend, we don’t break


I am an adopted Texan. Originally I am from the west coast of Florida, Pinellas County to be exact.  It’s the smallest county in the state and a peninsula that sits between Tampa Bay and the Gulf of Mexico.  It is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world (That’s not my opinion, it’s that of the Travel […]


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