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Maryl

The Distance Between Us

On March 26, 1996, Bob Purvis lay in a field outside West Memphis, Arkansas, waiting to see the Hale-Bopp Comet, which had been discovered…

PerkyPantry

What’s in Your Pantry?

It’s one o’clock on Sunday afternoon, and Jessica Irgens, Sarah Sawyer, and Jeremy Martin have already put in a day’s work. The three make…

Stoney

Silence is Golden

I enjoy being alone. I do. I love silence. I can go hours at a time without speaking to anyone, without any human interaction…

Jessica

The Home Stretch

I’m not a fan of the winter. I’ve bemoaned it in articles and whined about it to every listening ear. Unfortunately, my laments never…

JessicaSowards

For Love of the Story

I had written my first short story before I was halfway through elementary school. It was a riveting tale about a bi-species gal named…

Stoney

Beautiful Chaos

I was born and raised on a Quarter Horse ranch in northeast Oklahoma. I was the fifth generation of ranchers on The Rocking S…

elise-mitchell

Leading Through the Turn

In 1995, Garth Brooks was making waves in country music. At the box office, Braveheart was a runaway hit, and Ebay was unveiling its…

yogi

My Days With a Yogi

I’m the worst student in my yoga class. This is not an exaggeration. This is fact. I should get points for showing up early,…