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Shadows and Shade July 25th, 2016 by David Labelle

I love shadows because it means the sun is shining somewhere. Those long, deep shadows can be such wonderful helpers for revealing dimension and texture in your photos. They also can be useful elements to add life, scale, movement and...


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Providing Comfort and Companionship July 25th, 2016 by Pamela A. Keene

Therapy animals come in all shapes, sizes and types of service: miniature horses that provide love to patients in nursing homes and hospitals; dogs that listen patiently as children read to them; cats that purr and stretch when petted; and...


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Carving Out A Life of Art July 25th, 2016 by Craig Reed

The home of Mel and Nancy Blackburn is more like an art and craft shop than a residence. Inside the front door, engraved leather holsters hang from the wall, engraved steel knives are laid out on the kitchen table and...


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Born for a Life of Service July 25th, 2016 by Pamela A. Keene

Man’s best friend serves as the eyes, ears, arms and legs of its handler When she was in her 30s, Nancy Sawhney began having serious difficulty walking. Enduring seemingly endless medical tests and uncertain diagnoses for nearly a decade, the...


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Outdoors 101: The ABCs of PFDs July 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

Personal flotation devices can be bulky, hot, uncomfortable and—for the vain at heart—uncool. But they are also lifesavers. A case in point: According to the U.S. Coast Guard, 84 percent of 2014 boating drowning victims were not wearing life jackets. Life...


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An Obsession With Collections June 25th, 2016 by Lori Tobias

Whether motivated by sentimental attachment or potential financial gain, it is in our nature to collect Whether motivated by sentimental attachment or potential financial gain, it is in our nature to collect Some adult mother/daughter duos make it a habit...


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Seven Tips for Keeping Your Cool June 25th, 2016 by Curtis Condon

It’s hot out there, so keeping food and beverages cold on outings is more important than ever. One of those fancy coolers from Yeti or Rtic would be nice, but it is hard for most of us to justify the...


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Tuned in to Old Radios June 25th, 2016 by Chris Peterson

Gordon Ormsby’s passion for antique radios was born in boyhood, and is carried on by his wife, Marion, through the approximately 100 radios that fill the family’s 1930s-era farmhouse. “He was a Renaissance man, and radios are the more visible...


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Collecting Pieces of His Past June 25th, 2016 by Jennifer Brown

Richard Billingsley of Duncan County, Arizona, surely has ore in his bones. Along with his parents and four brothers, Richard grew up in the house where he now resides. It is a modest home outside the town of Duncan, down...


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A Fourth of July Tradition June 25th, 2016 by Dianna Troyer

Every Fourth of July, a flash mob of patriotism erupts at the remote Cottonwood Ranch in northeastern Nevada with an impromptu parade and musical program—cowboy style. In 2005, ranch owners Horace and Irene “Renie” Smith launched the star-spangled idea at...