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Marlene Ratledge Buchanen

Your Next Great Adventure

Recently I was asked by several people about how I became a writer and got my books published. I didn’t exactly go about things in the normal way.

Marlene Ratledge Buchanen

It’s Ta-Ta Time Again

I was trying to choose a topic for the October column. Should it concern the centennial anniversary of women’s rights, Halloween, or Covid-19, a nightmare in itself? Then it clicked. October. Pink. Ta-ta month!

Katie Hart Smith

Whispers in the Wind

Have you ever heard a whisper in the wind – a gut feeling that was telling you that something was desperately not right? Or, perhaps it was a sense of overwhelming calm and stillness that comforted you, reassurance that you were in exactly the right place and time.

Katie Hart Smith

The Ripple Effect

Do you have a mentor? Is there someone in your life that has had a lasting positive impact on you? Have you had the opportunity to pay it forward in what I call the “ripple effect?”

Katie Hart Smith

The Gift

On just an ordinary day, has someone ever taken you by surprise and given you an unexpected extraordinary gift?

Katie Hart Smith


What defines you? The labels in the clothes you wear? The kind of car you drive? Do you tend to slide down the slippery slope of materialism and let stuff define your worth? Or, do you prefer to take a more practical and realistic approach to see stuff for what it is?