The 9 Worst Charities(if you can call them that) Competing for Your Penny.

Last week, we talked about the best charities to get the biggest bang for your buck https://wordpress.com/post/thebackyardpoet.com/1237 so let’s flip that rock over and find out what kind of bugs are hiding under it. Today, we take a look at the 9 worst charities, if you can call them that, competing for your pennies. Every …

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Back to the Basics

Thank you for stopping by to say howdy. There have been a few changes taking place here in the backyard. It felt like this blog was on the verge of splitting its already frazzled seams. My original intent was to create a place where we could sit a spell and enjoy the art of poetry. …

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The Top 9 Best Rated Charities – to get the best bang for your pennies.

We all know that I work in retail and all throughout the holidays, from sunrise to the wee hours of the night, I was bombarded by the ringing bell and gleaming red kettle. I must have heard this comment a thousand times, “Don’t throw your change in the bucket. It only goes to line some …

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Duty, Honor and Commitment

"Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less."                                        Robert E Lee Perhaps, Serving in the military myself has helped me to understand a little of the struggle that every defender of our 'nations …

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A Visit to the Doctor

The lobby of the Mountain View Family Healthcare was clean and well lit. There was music playing in the background and a vase of brightly colored flowers sat on a small wood table just to the left of the entryway. The room was warm, inviting, and smelled a little like Magnolias; it reminded me more …

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A Morning in Carroll County

The valley lay in peaceful slumber under the comforting blanket of a warm night. The clear summer sky was filled with thousands of tiny flecks of light that danced against a deep blanket of black. As the eastern horizon brightened, beginning a slow transformation into dawn, those stars that had dominated the night with their …

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Now we are only 6

As everyone knows, I come from a family where I was blessed to have 14 brothers and sisters. Now, that was great when we were young. But now that we are ‘more mature’ (that’s a fancy way to say old) we seem to be facing the constant reminders of our mortality more and more often. …

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