Author Archives: lesdenton

Are there Stamps in Arkansas?

Some of our fondest childhood memories come from small-town America. Whether we grew up in a rural area or had summer visits to relatives on a farm, the sights, sounds, aromas, and tastes of the country linger pleasantly in our … Continue reading

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Death of a Statesman

Over the centuries, many have died during war. We have all been touched by the death of someone we knew personally, whether a brave soldier in battle, or a civilian caught in unfortunate circumstances. While these deaths strike us the … Continue reading

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World’s Largest What?

When was the last time you went to a ball game and rooted for the other team? We Americans have good ole hometown pride, and for good reason. Our great nation holds more heterogeneity that any other country on Earth. … Continue reading

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Okay, so I love to blog! Any subject, any time. Blogging has helped me find enthusiasm for research, taken me to faraway places, and introduced me to new friends. What’s not to like? You can just imagine my excitement when … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Wonderful World of Wiener Dogs

The week that my husband and I moved from Chicago to Pittsburgh, contractors were still completing the final work on our home: painting the entire inside white, and installing new light beige wall to wall carpeting throughout. The next week … Continue reading

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The Subtleties of Survival

Summertime is made for home projects. I love rummaging through the garage, discovering long lost tools, lonely scraps of wood and metal, and partially built dreams of the past. Running to the home improvement store to buy more is just … Continue reading

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Thank Goodness for Grocery Store Produce

 Though I am now a suburban home owner, I lived in the city in apartments for decades. It was always a dream of mine to have a garden. During my last ten years in Chicago, I was determined to make … Continue reading

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Just STOP and Give Thanks

A wonderful thing happened to me last week at a writers group. Someone had challenged themselves to write down something they were thankful for each night for a week before retiring. The end result was a wonderful list of memories … Continue reading

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