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Early summer is full of gatherings like college reunions and mine is just around the corner. As students we lived along a river in dormitory houses, each with its own flare and culture. My house was among the oldest at this institution and historically the residence for artists. The House Master’s Tea was the place to gather.

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Celebrate Mom

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I have two moms. My birth mom, is the life of the party, and my step-mom is the quite girl next door. One wears construction boots to work while the other prefers blouses with scarfs knotted in a bow. One mom always knows the “proper” things to say, while the other just cuts to the chase. And, I couldn’t be more blessed; for, both are beautiful selfless souls.

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Romantic Ride

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February is synonymous with roses, an eternal symbol of love. As I thought about this, it dawned on me that there isn’t a flower that I readily associate with romance. The two – love and romance – go hand in hand but are so different. Whereas love is ever true and delicate, romance is elusive and fiery. And what’s love without romance? I think it is clear: romance needs a flower symbol of its own and we’ve chosen Venus’ car, an exotic heart-shaped flower (pictured above).

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