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Poetry’s Origin Story or Why Drink Skáldskapar Mjaðar

Want to sip some Mead of Poetic Inspiration? You might want to know how it came to be. Continue reading

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Create Lasting Family History: 8 Ideas

Create family memorabilia intentionally. Working together on any of these eight projects not only promotes close ties, it adds to a storehouse of rich family memories. Continue reading

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Leaving Little Love Letters

A simple note is a tangible expression unlike any other. Continue reading

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Why Write Poetry

Writing poetry. It’s something like walking into a solid object without falling. Continue reading

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38 Unexpected Ways To Revel In Snail Mail

You think snail mail is dull? Liven up your snail mail experience. Mail something unwrapped like a shovel. Make your own envelopes and seal them with homemade flavored glue. Write an un-thank you note. Correspond with a toddler. Get ahead at work using good old fashioned snail mail. Find out how one man mailed himself to freedom. Continue reading

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Talking During Recess

If those babies hadn’t died, my parents would never have had my sister or brother or me. Their deaths felt like a burden and a gift. Continue reading

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Life Lists

Life Lists. They can be meaningful, funny, even tasty. Continue reading

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Love Religion

Finding common ground in beautiful expressions of faith, across all religious traditions. Continue reading

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Geeky Year

If you define a geek as tech informed and sci fi savvy, I’m no geek. But define geek as “a person so immersed in an interest that he or she is out of the mainstream,” and I’m in. According to … Continue reading

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Save Moments In A Memory Jar

Start a new memory tradition with a Memory Jar, Memory Chest, or Memory Log Book. Continue reading

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