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We Don’t Think Less of the Trees

We Don’t Think Less of the Trees

by Emily Conrad We don't think less of trees for losing their leaves every winter.This thought occurred to me as I walked a long, straight road, surrounded by fields of grass and trees.Earlier that August day, I had strained to write a blog post. I was still...

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The End of a Season – And a New Project!

The End of a Season – And a New Project!

by Emily Conrad If you've been waiting for new fiction from me, the wait is over! But first, I owe you an explanation... I had a dream that I moved away from a garden I'd planted just as the zucchini and cucumber were finally flowering. But only as I moved...

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Looking Through Patient Eyes

Looking Through Patient Eyes

by Emily Conrad I watched our watermelon plants closely last year. I noticed when flowers first appeared, but they seemed to fall off with no promise of fruit.This was normal for the start of the season, I learned.Eventually, tiny fruit formed at the bases of flowers...

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What’s a Weary One to Do?

What’s a Weary One to Do?

by Emily ConradIn myself and in many of my friends--both writers and not--I see widespread weariness like I've never seen before.So, in my post for Seriously Write this month, that's where I focused. I did angle it for writers, but I think the message applies to us...

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When It’s All Too Much

When It’s All Too Much

by Emily ConradI thought I was handling it all well. Life's been full of sad, hard things, but I was processing and moving forward in a healthy manner.Or so I thought until I was in tears, overwhelmed. Life is a lot right now.None of us can afford to close the door on...

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Hard Hits and Good Gifts

Hard Hits and Good Gifts

by Emily Conrad The package was addressed to me, but I did not open it. My name is the primary on the Amazon account I share with my husband, and I learned long ago not to get excited about parcels marked for me. Most often, they contain car parts. But when my husband...

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