Researching the Amish

- by Charlotte Hubbard

While I had written a series of faith-and-family stories before I wrote ABBY FINDS HER CALLING, taking on a whole new genre about a culture who prefers to remain removed from worldly things (such as fiction!) requires fresh research, different methods—and, most definitely, on-site, hands-on experience among Amish folks. While, yes, the Internet provides a […]

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Critiquing: The Big Picture

- by Elaine Isaak

There’s a great movie called “The Creator” with Peter O’Toole as this rather wacky professor taking on a grad student to help him clone his dead wife.  He claims all of the student’s time, and marks him down as receiving his education in, “The Big Picture.” I was reminded of this lately when looking at […]

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A Modest Proposal to Improve World Sanity

- by Patricia McLinn

This is a serious proposal. I propose that one day a month be designated as worldwide Update Day.  On that day, every software for every program for every gadget will do their updates for the month. This includes operating systems, internet providers, web browsers, apps, mobile phone networks, cable systems, firewalls, spyware protectors, adware protectors, […]

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Who Holds Your Sword?

- by Charlotte Hubbard

As I did this morning’s Tarot meditation, a habit I’ve revived with the new year to regain some balance in my life, I asked the question “How shall I focus myself today?” This strong, positive card came up at the center of my spread. I love the DruidCraft Tarot deck (and this image is used […]

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