Summoned by Name and Seen in a Crowd

Towards the end of the summer my husband and I attended a crowded event with our kids. There were hundreds of people in the heart of the downtown area of our city. We explained to each of them (ages 8, 6, 4, and 2 at that time) how extremely important it was that they held tightly to our hands as we walked through the crowded sidewalks packed with people.

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Summoned by Name: More Precious than Sparkling Stones

I love sparkling things. When I was a child I remember going through a phase where I collected pretty stones. I scoured my backyard in search of the shiniest, most interesting stones I could find. From glittering white quartz to smooth igneous rocks, I was on a quest to add the most stunning stones to my collection.

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