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The importance of travel

The importance of travel

The importance of travel I stepped through tall grasses and cattails as I made my way through the marshland. Hermit crabs poked out of bubbling caverns. The crustaceans scurried over my feet while clasping at the air with their pincers. Harmless and cute, I thought...

How I learned history

How I learned history

How I learned history Positive memories of my childhood and how I grew up as a young Army wife Positive memories of my childhood revolve around culture and history. My parents were educators, so my siblings and I were surrounded by experiences revolving around...

My Mother’s Memoir: Easy Street and Ed Busta’s Tavern

My Mother’s Memoir: Easy Street and Ed Busta’s Tavern

Easy Street ED BUSTA’S TAVERN  “Where are you going little girl?” People called as she skipped by. “Edjem doma,” she replied. They knew exactly who she was and where she was going. She was Ed Busta’s daughter and everyone knew her father. He was a popular tavern...

Inspired by my battle buddy

By Elizabeth Aslakson Three years ago, while living in New England, an incident involving my black German Sheperd, Bear, spurred my interest in writing. After days of below zero wind chills, I decided Bear and I needed to get out of our clapboard cottage for a change...

Praha Summer 1994

by Elizabeth Aslakson The drive started in the rolling hills of Bavaria. Fields were lush with the approaching harvest and villages had been painted with fresh coats of pastels. But when we crossed the border into the Czech Republic, the farmlands became dense pine...

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