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Joanna Slan
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I wrote this decades ago. It's a true story. It keeps cropping up here and there, so I guess it struck a chord.

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An Herbs and Potions Rack
The kitchen in Miss Wanda's House for Hapless Haunts was a bit bare. I knew it needed more storage, so I followed a plan given on the excellent blog written by longtime miniaturist Joann Swanson. Except...the rack turned out to be too big. So I started over...

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The Bee's Knees--Facts about Bee Swarms
by Joanna Campbell Slan I couldn't let my "bee encounter" buzz by without doing a wee bee research activity. Here's what I learned: The bees that are dying are domestic honeybees, commercially raised. The colonies are collapsing. African bees are mating wit...

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Sweethearts--A Miniature Shop for Lovers
Around Valentine's Day I felt absolutely compelled to create a miniature shop of all things heart-shaped. But I didn't want to spend a lot of money. Here's what I wound up with... The shell of the shop was a paper mache "hatbox." I cut out the front door, c...

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QTR -- And Why It Matters
Last night our dear friend Eric introduced me to a new term: QTR. I'd never heard of it. So he explained, "It means Quality Time Remaining," and he went on to say it has to do with how you spend the rest of your life. Now Eric is as smart a man as any I've ...

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Cara Mia Delgatto and the Protector, Conclusion
Author's Note:  Okay, I'm seriously hooked on writing and sharing serialized short stories, but I depend on YOU to give me feedback. So, please comment! To read Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, scroll down to OLDER POSTS and click on that. The sight of Jodi, climbi...

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Cara Mia Delgatto and the Protector, Part 5
Author's Note:  Okay, I'm seriously hooked on writing and sharing serialized short stories, but I depend on YOU to give me feedback. So, please comment! To read Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4, scroll down to OLDER POSTS and click on that. On Sunday mornings, I pick u...

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Cara Mia Delgatto and the Protector, Part 4
Author's Note:  Okay, I'm seriously hooked on writing and sharing serialized short stories, but I depend on YOU to give me feedback. So, please comment! To read Parts 1, 2, and 3, scroll down to OLDER POSTS and click on that. "You have to be kidding! What i...

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Cara Mia Delgatto and the Protector, Part 3
A few days later, I was scrubbing down the windows when another car pulled up. This one brought a smile to my face. Jay Boehner jumped out and gave me a hug. Jack pranced around on his two hind legs until Jay reached down and patted him on the head. "MJ sai...

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Cara Mia Delgatto and the Protector, Part 2
Author's Note: Okay, I'm seriously hooked on writing and sharing serialized short stories, but I depend on YOU to give me feedback. So, please comment! To read Part 1, scroll down to OLDER POSTS and click on that. "That sounds suspiciously like a threat," s...
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