The Real Value of a Vacation

- by Dianne Drake

 Just back from a mountain vacation where I did absolutely nothing but lounge and gaze at the scenery, I’m not ready to get back to work. But isn’t that always the way? You need a vacation to recover from your vacation? So, what’s the point of going in the first place? Honestly, no matter how […]

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Doing Something Good

- by Dianne Drake

This past weekend was gloomy, wet, windy, unseasonably cold – and let me tell you, I don’t do cold very well. Tornadoes were predicted but, thankfully, they didn’t blow through Indianapolis. All in all though, it was a nasty day weather-wise, yet that didn’t stop nearly 80,000 people from gathering together downtown to walk or […]

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Eulogy for A Bookstore

- by Dianne Drake

One of my favorite bookstores is closing. That doesn’t come as a surprise to the few remaining fans of books stores, because bookstores are closing all over the place. The small ones can’t compete with the big ones any longer, and the big ones are finding themselves in the same boat. Their days of competition […]

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The Times They Are A-changin’

- by Dianne Drake

My Kindle went poop a couple of days ago. I’ve had it for three months, it’s been sitting atop my dictionary, unused, often adorned by a cat or two. It has a nice, burnt orange cover, looks good where it is and, basically, I haven’t seen any point in turning it on because when I […]

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