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Autumn is a pirate.

As I’ve mentioned before, I have a bit of a chalkboard affliction.  I’m always looking for the perfect seasonal quote for the giant chalkboard in our kitchen and other high-traffic spots around the house, like these.  So a few days ago when I scoured the interweb for something that felt just right for autumn, I…

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A Simple Medical Form {in Evernote}

Like so many other marketing enthusiasts, I’m a devoted reader of Seth Godin’s blog. His succinct, always timely and thought-provoking posts are one of only a handful that make my daily reading list. In February 2013, one of his posts particularly caught my attention: The simple form that could save your life. As a longtime…

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Tackling Texas

Our last family vacation was a road trip from northwest Arkansas to Galveston, Texas for a family reunion.  Along the way we spent several days in Houston, which is a fun and very affordable city with lots of family-friendly sights and activities.  Here are some highlights from our adventures: After staying the night in my…

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On Gardening

Following: a public service announcement regarding people like me, who humbly request your special consideration: We are likely to have dirt under our nails.  This has nothing to do with how recently we have bathed, and more to do with the fact that we make ourselves presentable, head out the door and then adjust or…

Airplane at Kingston Airport in Jamaica, after Gilbert via wikimedia.

The Mistress in the Mangroves

On the day before the hurricane was due to make landfall, the harbor was silent.  In the city and along the shores of the port, the locals scurried along hammering wood over glass windows and cramming cardboard between glass and the outward facing metal bars, but the harbor was still. On the approach to the…