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M J Leake: Nomadic Adventurer
A retired nomadic adventurer
A retired nomadic adventurer
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My name is Mildred Hoskins, and at the mature age of 87, my birding dream has come true. My husband Charles and I were married for 58 years when he died a couple of years ago. We met while we were both students at the University of Wisconsin at Eau…

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As a child, I spent most of my life outside and unbeknownst to my parents, on nights above 32-dergrees I would sneak out of my suburban Minneapplolis MN bedroom window with a blanket to stare up at the stars twinkling in the sky. In the first grade, I was…

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As the sun sets on another yearly earth day celebrations around the world including protests marches to bring attention to climate change. One fundamental aspect that will never change is the sun rising and setting every day whether we care for our planet…

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Hello, my name is Johnathan and tonight we have gathered to celebrate the 50th wedding anniversary of my parents. My parents have a foundation of friendship and a passionate love for one another for which their lives together as husband and wife has…

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The beginning spike is birth. The spike of walking. The spike of your first day of school. The spike of working an agricultural field to feel the soil beneath your feet. The spike of falling in love. The spike of completing and education or discovering a…

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On a rainy Saturday, I was seated in the library reading Jane Eyre enjoying my afternoon tea, and biscuits when thunder, roared over the house with a streak of lightning flashing across the sky. I stood, approached the window to peer out onto my prize…

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Usually, a journey takes someone from one location to another, so what is a personal journey? Within the mind, a personal journey begins with imagination, a dream or idea, driven by desires, fueled by a passion for achieving a goal. It takes fortitude and…

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Within seconds of Charlie’s birth, the doctor, and I was shocked to see his dark brown eyes searching the room, his surroundings and finally fixating on me. That moment seared into my memory, heart, and soul for the rest of my life. He was a healthy baby…

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We all have gathered her for our annual sports awards banquet to honor and celebrate the mighty, mighty, Bulldogs who are champions again. I want to recognize and applaud all of the parents, who provided pre-game, half-time, post-game foods, and snacks. I…

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The density within a photograph can capture and reveal woodland landscapes, a field of flowers or a large school of fish. My photos encompass multiple items within its landscape. The Calushatchi River that flows south past Fort Myers Fl, The Fort Myers…
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