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A poem and photos by Ted Amsden

There is a Message 4 U in Mail ChimpRichardson Road In The Cosmic Wind This morning,                      this bluebell,                             this bee-happy,                                     this roadkill-dropped-into-the-organic-bin day,                                       separating my trash                                     facing the risen sun                        in point of shoe                                                   croc bound,                      in point of mind                                                   held to waste-separation tasks,… Continue reading A poem and photos by Ted Amsden

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The Gifts of 2020 by Gwynn Scheltema

If there’s one thing that I have learned during 2020, it’s the importance of kindness and acceptance and the finding of joy and fulfilment in the unexpected, big and small. And part of that is the acceptance of self, flaws and all.  So, in 2021 I’ve decided I am going to put kindness to myself… Continue reading The Gifts of 2020 by Gwynn Scheltema

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The First Days of WW2 by Maureen Mullally

On September 6th 1939, I was 6 years old Gillian asked me to play. She lived across the road and sometimes cars went by, so Mummy said I had to be very careful crossing. Gillian had lots of dolls, but they weren’t as nice as mine. I told her they needed a wash. She didn’t like that… Continue reading The First Days of WW2 by Maureen Mullally

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A Brief Biography of Letitia Youmans by Allan Seymour

Letitia Creighton Youmans Letitia Creighton Youmans: Teacher, temperance crusader and champion of women's rights Letitia Creighton was born in 1827 near Baltimore (now Creighton Heights) to John and Annie Creighton. Letitia began her schooling at age four in a log house, and by age six travelled a mile and a half to Hulls Corners for classes.… Continue reading A Brief Biography of Letitia Youmans by Allan Seymour