Autumn Storm (A Short Story)

(Concerning Grandpa Evens and Chick Evens, Autumn of 1962) A cloud covered a part of the diminishing autumn sun-it was near evening (twilight an hour away), and Chick stepped into the backyard. The yard had been racked and the fall leaves blew all about. Chick stopped and picked up an old iron rake, as the…

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Solar Energy In The Home

I was going to call this article "solar heating in the home" but then I realized that I would be perpetuating the myth that heating is a primary use for solar energy and so I changed my mind. The reason solar energy is not hugely useful for heating the home is common sense really. In…

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Sweet Sixteen Party Traditions

A Closer Look at Sweet Sixteen Party Traditions A sweet sixteen party is the perfect time for traditions. Maybe you have some that have been passed down through your family, or maybe you are looking for new traditions to start. For a bit of history, the term sweet sixteen has been in use at least…

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Wedding Shoes to Kill Your Blues

Oxford street seemed to get longer and hotter every time Jesse exited another shop. This time, outside John Lewis she leant against the doorway and gazed into the distance. Surely she was not running out of shops? She sighed and prepared herself to start the hunt again. Dizziness stopped her in her tracks and she…

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Nesting Tables for Any Home

With all the belongings we own, we tend to run out of space so we need to find solutions. Nesting tables are a wonderful way to add more tables to your home. They come in interesting designs and are great placeholders for d├ęcor as well as for drinks or snacks. Modern day Nesting Tables come…

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The Power of Planning

I am surprised how few sales professionals, independent consultants, and small business owners take the time to plan the strategy for their business. Most people spend more time writing out a grocery list or planning a vacation than they do planning the direction or exit of their business. Many will determine a vague or general…

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