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Ode to April 15th: A (Very) Brief History of Taxation

By Huckleberry Press / April 18, 2024 /

Thus, I learned at a fairly young age the importance of paying taxes and would continue to hear versions of this truism throughout my adult years.

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Let Them Eat Pie!

By Huckleberry Press / March 14, 2024 /

March 14 (3/14) is celebrated around the world as Pi Day. But what is pi, anyway? Pi was a big deal in high school geometry. We learned that pi (Greek letter “π”) is the symbol used in mathematics to represent a constant – the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter – which is approximately 3.14.

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Leap Year 2024

By Huckleberry Press / February 29, 2024 /

When I was eight years old, I made a new friend whose birthday was on February 29. She told me that our calendar only has February 29 every four years. She said it’s called a leap year. What? She only has a birthday every four years? That’s crazy! I was dumbfounded.

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Oh Christmas Tree! (Oh Tannenbaum!)

By Huckleberry Press / December 12, 2023 /

When the Ghost of Christmas Past bestows memories from my childhood, I see that my happiest Christmas memories aren’t opening presents. My happiest memories are decorating the Christmas tree.

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Sabrina Gonder: Helping People to Live a Healthy Life

By Huckleberry Press / May 26, 2022 /
Sabrina Gonder

If you are like me and almost everyone I know, you are struggling with some sort of health issue. Maybe you have a battle with managing your weight. Perhaps fatigue is slowing you down and you are desperate for more energy. Or maybe, like too many people I know, you are living with chronic pain. This could be physical pain, or emotional pain. Then, of course, there’s that monster that seems to affect everyone in one way or another these days: stress.

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Hearts and Paws: It’s Never too Late to Give Back

By Huckleberry Press / May 13, 2022 /

Many people would agree that the definition of a life well-lived includes knowing you’ve made a positive impact on your world. Many would also agree that the key to happiness is feeling like you’re making the world a better place

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Springtime: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

By Huckleberry Press / April 14, 2022 /
spring bird

When I saw the first crocus blossoms in front of my house this year, I almost cried tears of joy. This portent of spring is always a happy and welcomed sight. But this year, my first crocus sighting was especially rewarding.
The same day I saw my first crocus, my daughter looked at her phone and said, “Mom, it was two years ago today that we started online school from home because of COVID.”

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Sultan of the Outdoors

By Huckleberry Press / March 22, 2022 /
hunting dog

comes to my friend Sultan Almuhanna, as a hunter and fisherman, the name is apt. He is indeed a king of the outdoors.

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Human Hibernation: The Power of Restorative Rest

By Huckleberry Press / March 12, 2022 /

Hallelujah! Well, at the time of this writing it’s still February, but by the time you read this it will be March. So, it’s March in my mind. I couldn’t be happier.

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Chinese New Year 2022: The Year of the Tiger

By Huckleberry Press / February 6, 2022 /

Is anyone else ready for spring? I know I am. That’s why I was especially excited to learn from my research that the Chinese New Year is commonly referred to as the Spring Festival, marking the end of winter and the beginning of spring season. Bring on the spring season!

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