Category Archives: Family

Sea-side

By Catherine Hedge One of the best aspects of teaching writing is that inspiration flows as much from the students to the teacher as the other way around.  If I challenge the students to do a bit of quick writing … Continue reading

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Kansas On My Mind

We had the pleasure this week of meeting an area poet, Steve Pfister.  He is a long time Kansan who celebrates the beauty and mystery of the land around us.  We at Pen In Hand hope you enjoy his unique … Continue reading

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Thanks, Marie, and Happy Halloween!

Originally posted on Pen In Hand:
By Catherine Hedge Marie, thank you so much for giving me the courage to post!  In 2012, with the lure of a free book by my favorite author, I took up her challenge.  Write…

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No. 94: FATHER’S DAY SCENTS AND SENSIBILITIES

Originally posted on Tales of the Fiction House:
by Raji Singh Our Founder, James Thaddeus “Blackjack” Fiction ‘Tell our stories, Raji. If you don’t, it will be as if we never lived.’ These whispering cries of joy and sorrow rise…

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A Fighter’s Long Walk

Originally posted on What Happens to Us:
It was twenty-four years ago when my mother took her last trip to Great Britain. She has yearned to return, and finally this year, in her 84th year, she convinced us to accompany…

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The Beginning of My Story

Originally posted on Mosaically:
I was born at Stanford University where IQ’s come out ahead of the babies. As a child I was bright, both in temperament and in intelligence. I had a high IQ. I was the second of…

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Travels with Mary, Part 2

By Catherine Hedge My mother is on a grand new adventure.  Despite health struggles that have her zipping down the hospital hall in  a four-wheeler, we can’t stop her from trying something new.  This very morning, she and her sweetheart … Continue reading

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Hearts Aren’t Crystal (repost)

By Catherine Hedge Kansas is beautiful today.  The sun is brilliant.  Birds who have survived our bitter winter sing sweetly.  We have a fresh start!  Sometimes our hearts need the same thing.  Whether one is in the first stages of … Continue reading

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Life

by John Borel We spend most of these few years we have Collecting things, screening them, selecting Our friends, skills, and tools, Houses, cars, furniture , books and magazines Our ideas, songs, values and favorite phrases. And then one day, … Continue reading

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Let A Child Know: You are Limitless!

By Catherine Hedge Several years ago, a friend asked me to compose a philosophy statement.  The challenge was, “If you could tell the World anything,  what would you say?”    Though I’m now retired and other situations have changed, I do … Continue reading

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