Small town gatherings

Sandy Holthaus The best thing about Summer in a small town is the traditional gatherings, here in Annandale the fourth of July is celebrated over five days with a carnival, parade, and great music. (T…

Sharing ‘Leisure Time’

Sandy Holthaus Amy and I recorded our KRWC AM 1360 radio show “Leisure Time” at In Hot Water last week. It was live. We had the morning coffee ladies as our guests at a special time of 5 p.m. This is …

Summer vacation

There aren’t many weeks of the year that can rival a summer vacation. Except maybe a winter vacation but, hey, it’s summer so let’s stay in the here and now. Vacations, no matter what time of year, ar…

The beauty within

Sandy Holthaus One of my favorite short stories comes from a man named Moses. Moses was not a handsome man. He was short and he also had a very hunched and disfigured back. When he met a beautiful you…

Happy summer!

Jean Matua “From the Heart” I sure hope everyone is making the most of summer 2019. We survive our long, hard winters just to get to this point. And, sometimes, it seems like we miss it and along come…

When the earth trembles

Jean Matua “From the Heart” There is little more disconcerting than having the earth under your feet feel like it’s falling away. I’ve never been on a ship at sea, but I’m guessing that may be worse. …

Receiving dimes from Heaven

Sandy Holthaus My cousin’s Grandma Elsie died Monday, March 15, 2009. (I give you the date for only one reason: since her death, I have received many reminders that she looks down on me and my sister-…

Power gardening

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” By Jill Pertler I look forward to getting out into the garden each spring. I’ve never been able to define why or where the pull comes between Mother Earth and me – until …

Put the big rocks first

Sandy Holthaus Do you know the analogy about BIG ROCKS? This story is one of my favorites. An instructor was lecturing his students on the use of time. He reached under the table and pulled out a wide…

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