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The Marvelous, World-Expanding McClellan Saddle

The Marvelous, World-Expanding McClellan Saddle by Lesley Sudders I stared in exasperation at what everyone called “the small saddle.” Small or not, hoisting it to Betsy’s back was beyond my abilities at age eight. Betsy, half-Shetland and half-ornery horse, glanced … Continue reading

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Happy Whatever

Happy Whatever by Lesley Sudders There’s something in December that makes people pause. We love our rituals, but none so much as those that occur as the year winds down. Ages ago, sages of many cultures figured out the winter … Continue reading

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Public Speaking – I’d Rather Die!

Public Speaking – I’d Rather Die! by Lesley Sudders Dramatic declaration, but true for many fearful souls. The fear of speaking in public, according to surveys, outweighs the fear of flying, dogs, snakes – and yes, death. Writers may be … Continue reading

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Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme passed away a few days ago

Cajun chef Paul Prudhomme passed away a few days ago by Lesley Sudders During the same week, I was scrutinizing our cookbook collection. It has grown over several decades, and the moment was at hand to decide what to keep, … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

Enthusiasm by Lesley Sudders A poster with this Ralph Waldo Emerson quote probably hung in your high school classroom, right? Or maybe it was rotated every day or so with other inspiring adages in hopes we students might ingest these … Continue reading

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Channeling the Literary Greats

Channeling the Literary Greats by Lesley Sudders A fascinating story on NPR’s Morning Edition described Brazil’s booming market of books written by spirits. The books attain physical form when they are channeled through mediums. These individuals are part of a … Continue reading

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Where Do Fictional Characters Come From?

Where Do Fictional Characters Come From? by Lesley Sudders There was a boy A very strange enchanted boy — “Nature Boy” by eden ahbez I recently stumbled on my old journals, out of sight for years in a storage box. … Continue reading

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