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Independence Daze

“Independence now and forever.” Daniel Webster Anticipating the celebration of the 4th of July was a huge deal when I was a kid. Those were the days when three weeks before the big day, stands selling fireworks, rockets, sparklers, fountains, … Continue reading

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Roses are Red

By Cynthia Brian “That which we call a rose by any other word would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Roses are red and pink, salmon, yellow, orange, purple, white, mauve, and are available in a plethora of … Continue reading

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Garden Pharmacy

“Hope and faith flower from the cheerful seeds of the old year to the sprouting garden of the New Year’s dawn.” ~Terri Guillemets For the past few weeks it seems that everyone I encounter has been sick with a cold … Continue reading

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Yuletide Yearnings

“First say to yourself what you would be,  and, then do what you have to do.” ~Epictetus As the holidays melt to a warm memory, we find ourselves gearing up for a new beginning. The number one New Year’s resolution made … Continue reading

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Where there is smoke…

Where there is smoke… By Cynthia Brian “Count the fires by glowing flames, never by the ashes that fall. Count your days by the golden hours, don’t remember clouds at all. Count the nights by stars, not shadows. Count your … Continue reading

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The Grass is Always Greener…

By Cynthia Brian “Society is like a lawn where every roughness is smoothed, every bramble eradicated, and where the eye is delighted by the smiling verdure of a velvet surface.” Washington Irving The cool evenings, warm days, and majestic orange … Continue reading

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The Grape Escape

By Cynthia Brian “Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages.” Louis Pasteur Wherever you travel in California, you’ll witness miles and miles of beautiful vineyards. Over 90% of all the wine made in America is produced in … Continue reading

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