Monthly Archives: August 2015

Whaddaya Mean, Summer’s Over?

This week’s question: Are there any summer projects you want/hope/need to finish up before the summer is over? As a teacher, my year is shaped by the school schedule. In Michigan, school starts the day after Labor Day for kindergarten … Continue reading

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A Gem of a Story

A story inspired by a piece of jewelry… When I suggested this topic, I had in mind a very touching story that involved me in a minor way. I then feared that nearly everyone else would have a story involving … Continue reading

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Inspired by a Sparkler

4F1HBy Jeff Salter By Jeff Salter We’re all about jewelry this week and since I wear none besides a wedding band and a watch, let me tell you this true story about a real sparkler (that caught my eye). I … Continue reading

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Diaper Desperado

I don’t have a lot of jewelry so this week I went to talk to my parents. There were so many wonderful pieces to choose from, many with a story behind them. I got to see a civil war medal … Continue reading

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“Use a piece of jewelry for inspiration” I think this week’s topic calls for a repeat for me. I believe I’ve already told you about my necklace. It’s a typewriter key with my initial “J” on it. I received this … Continue reading

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Watch the Watch

I don’t wear much jewelry, so when I saw this week’s topic was “Use a piece of jewelry for inspiration” I was stumped. I don’t wear rings or earrings, and I have three necklaces I wear when I want to … Continue reading

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The World Needs More Love Letters

Free week…what do we discuss this time? How about random acts of encouragement? This week I ran across a post on Facebook for “The World Need More Love Letters”. It was started by a young woman who suffered from loneliness … Continue reading

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This Cat Has Poop Loops

Or… how not to wash a cat’s butt By Jeff Salter Alley Cat Flashback (from Nov. 2002) My wife brought home that raggedy alley cat again this weekend.  It keeps drinking from my water glass, tried last night to eat … Continue reading

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Jade: Out of the Ashes

I had a new release last week. I think I will use this free week to tell you a bit about it. It all started when my daughter requested a fairy tale inspired story. She read Love Overcomes but it … Continue reading

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A Stretch of the Imagination

Hmm… This week’s topic is going to take a stretch of my imagination. Off to think… “/ Okay. I’ve showered and shaved. What? You tell me this is TMI? While all that was going on I considered talking about things … Continue reading

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