Chocolate
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Is it possible to look at a box of chocolates and not ponder the wisdom of that humble sage, Forrest Gump? “You never know what you’re gonna get.” It’s just…

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Picture, if you will, a door
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Picture, if you will, a door. Is it cheery and inviting? Weathered, with flaking paint and creaky hinges? Solidly built with intricate wood grain? Everyone has a door — at…

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Kindness can start here
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In a world that sometimes feels as if the human race is drifting apart, it’s no wonder we find ourselves craving connection. On one hand, we are closer than ever:…

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Our own place, time and gathering
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“Over the river and through the woods, to Grandmother’s house we go…” It’s a tune that’s easy to dismiss as overly nostalgic, old-fashioned or irrelevant. Who rides in horses on…

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The Pumpkin
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There’s no such thing as a plain old pumpkin. Consider it an orb of endless possibility: Your grandmother’s sought-after pumpkin pie recipe, a closely guarded family secret. The perfect fall…

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The Playground of Ohio
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It’s a sultry summer evening in the 1930s. A series of trombone blasts drift faintly from the cheerfully lit Crystal Ballroom as couples twirl and hop to a catchy swing…

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Art Lives Here
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They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Sometimes it’s obvious, even to the untrained eye: The strong, graceful lines of a dancer, toes pointed, gaze fixed ahead.…

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Take Another Look
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On one hand, it’s a humble brown egg. On the other, it’s untapped potential; a brand new beginning; the grand finale waiting in the wings for its moment in the…

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