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Recreation

The Summer Road Workout

As I trod up the dirt road, my steps becoming smaller. As the grade becomes even steeper, I find myself sweating, and my ponytail clings to the nape of my neck. My breathing becomes more labored as I continue up and up. Finally, I’m reduced to a pace of a…

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Lifestyle

Online Learning Forever?

Note: This is a guest post from a fellow Nederland writer, Anne Upczak-Garcia, who also works as a teacher. Being an elementary school teacher in the middle of a pandemic has been challenging, frustrating, and enlightening. At the same time, many things haven’t changed. Yesterday, my husband was telling me…

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day — one of my favorite movies. Who doesn’t adore Bill Murray and Andi McDowell’s tale of repeating the same day over and over? Well, lately, I’ve been feeling like I am trapped in Groundhog Day. Waking up at the same time, crawling out of bed, taking a shower….

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Wildlife

The Wonder of Wildlife

My first clue was Shawnee’s ears perking up. As she stared intently in the woods, I knew there was something out there. “What do you see Shawnee?” Then a blue of brown with a creamy white butt appeared between the trees. Elk! During a time when nothing feels normal, nature…

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