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Nancy Blackmon

Her calendar says ‘Christmas tree up’

My daughter walked into the room and with three words proclaimed the start of the Christmas season at our house. “Christmas tree up,” she said, ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, December 5, 2018 2:14 am

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Can cheesecake give us point for agreement

My friend, Mark, sent me a message saying that for Thanksgiving dinner, he tried a cheesecake recipe I shared with him. He said the crust ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, November 28, 2018 1:44 am

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Don’t skip Thanksgiving

Monday was my youngest brother’s birthday, but Jim wasn’t here to celebrate it with his family. It’s been just over a year since he died ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, November 21, 2018 1:16 am

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Random acts encourage us to look for good

The checkout line is mid-length, somewhere between not-quite-too-many-people and open-another-cash-register-NOW. I’m third back trying to count how many items are in the buggy ahead of ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, November 14, 2018 1:10 am

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Al took his ‘Ramblin’s’ on to heaven

He loved words, the way he could string and twist and weave them into sentences. Then he would string and weave those sentences into stories ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, November 7, 2018 2:38 am

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We should be less partisan when voting

Months ago, long before the primaries that preceded the mid-term election about to take place on November 6, I met Tabitha Isner. She came to ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 1:16 am

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Life keeps moving at breakneck pace

“Days go by. I can feel ‘em flying like a hand out the window in the wind…” When I hear those Keith Urban lyrics in ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, September 26, 2018 1:14 am

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Mom is strong role model, ‘tough old bird’

Today, September 18, she turns 94. She says she doesn’t want to celebrate — says she’s done with that kind of thing. I asked her ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 12:52 am

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Songwriter’s words made a difference

It’s not often you get to meet an artist who wrote music that touched you in a profound way. Last Sunday afternoon, I had an ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Wednesday, September 12, 2018 1:41 am

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Years later, she still has anxiety about school

My adult daughter who has autism was awake before 8 a.m. on Labor Day, an unusual thing for her. Getting to sleep is often an ... Read more

by Nancy Blackmon, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 10:33 pm

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