Visitors hope to see an armadillo when visiting Texas.

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Naturalist. Humanist. Teller of tales. Autodidact. Lover of people, plants, places, and ideas.

Image by M.C. Lloyd. My dad, me, one of my brothers. Alaska, 1958

Nine tested crops that will definitely expand your hot weather menu.

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I’m talking HOT weather.

Not midwest hot and humid with nights in the mere sixties and days in the eighties. This is Texas hot, Arizona hot.

Childhood monsters of loss, sadness, and pain might hide under the bed.

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5 simple techniques to create a reader persona or avatar.

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I’ve learned to ask this essential question, “Why should my reader care about what I’ve written?”

The answer, “Because I think it’s good,” or “Because I think it’s funny, interesting, or educational,” won’t work.

Don’t throw that Jack-o’Lantern away!

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Winter squash, including pumpkins, contain are full of nutrients.

Along with sweet potatoes and carrots, all…

How to boost our healthspan. Not just our lifespan.

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Or are some things best left a mystery?

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Read this story and then tell me what you think.

It was late at night, or at least it was so dark it seemed to be midnight. But then again, it was the middle of an Alaskan winter on our homestead, and the sun went down about three o’clock.

Including in-laws, outlaws, and in-between-laws.

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Why is that? For our family, is anyone ever good enough?

When we love someone, we only want The Best.

Younger people are the future and I love having them near.

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