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COURAGE UNLEASHED

Yesterday morning we awoke to the news that missing 13 year old, Jayme Closs, had been found alive.  For three months prior to this, people in the community of Barron, Wisconsin had been searching for the child who had obviously … Continue reading

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AGING WITH A PLAN – PART IV – OCTOGENARIAN – 80-90

You are now part of an elite group of survivors.  The ages between 80 and 90 are reserved for those who still have much to give the world or those who have been filled with new parts that won’t give … Continue reading

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STRECTCHING THEIR WINGS

As you know, I’ve been part of the Board of Directors of Northern Starz Children’s Theatre for about a year and in that time, I’ve done some work as a stage manager, blog writer, director and volunteered for many other … Continue reading

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UNCAGED

“Be like the bird who, pausing in her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing she hath wings.” Victor Hugo Yesterday, we had the opportunity to ride through the Smoky Mountains.  … Continue reading

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POWER FROM WITHIN

ORIGINAL ART & POETRY BY PAUL & KATHY BOECHER© Miles and miles of boulders, Smoothed by the caress of tumbling water, Cascading, Swirling, Crashing, Descending, As a bird soars and dives, To feed her  young, We often fall, We sometimes … Continue reading

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A LITTLE HOUSE

Original art painted plein air by Paul T. Boecher© A little house stands all alone, no people left inside, There once was life within that house and laughter did abide, The windows are now boarded up, the grass is overgrown, … Continue reading

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BOUND FOR A NEW WORLD

   There were 102 on board the small sailing vessel. Half of them, tired of the corruption in the Church of England, bound for a new life where they could worship as they pleased; half eager to invest time and … Continue reading

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I DON’T FEEL OLD

When you reach the Golden Years, you are at the epitome of your existence. Life is finally winding down and you don’t have to work as hard as you did in your 50s. You have earned the right to take … Continue reading

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My Dad’s Mom

My paternal grandmother was a city lady.  She was a beautiful woman with black hair and the darkest black eyes I’ve ever seen.  She lived with our family when I was just a child, but than moved to her own apartment … Continue reading

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