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The most wonderful time of the year starts now

      The great wheel of the year is turning. This time of year, the rotation is plain to see. 
      With Daylight Savings Time banished for another five months, real time throws us into early darkness deeper and denser than 10pm on a summer’s night.
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None should be forgotten

      Do you know the story behind the poppies artist Brad Wells has drawn in honor of Veterans Day for Coloring Corner in this week’s paper?
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Think as well of the people as of the turkey

     Like the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving is America’s own holiday. Joining together in annual celebration, we renew their meaning and recommit ourselves to the values those high holidays represent.
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There’s more in the air than falling leaves this time of year

     Have you been seeing things?
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What about yours?

     Everybody’s got a book in them?
     Maybe so. Certainly we’ve all got stories. But the difference between a story and a book is getting it done.
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That’s this season’s urging

     We humans are weather-dependent.
After three parched weeks, rain sprinkled on October 8, then drenched the last morning of the Annapolis Sailboat Show. In the days leading up to that rain, I’d heeded Greenstreet Gardens’ emailed alert to water the garden and the birds. Both needed it.
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She was a publicist who knew how to pitch her cause

     I said good-bye to a friend this week. Not that I was alone. 
     Mavis Glander Daly made many friends in her 93 years on this earth. Generations gathered at her farewell. Looking over her beloved Chesapeake watershed — a far sight from her homeland of Montana and South Dakota — from the West River Center, we reflected on what she’d meant to us. 
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That’s what our businesses are doing. Are we?

     You sailors and wayfarers of Chesapeake Country know what I mean. You’ve traveled long and far, and your journey, if it happens to be for pleasure, is about to cross over into discontent when — in the middle of nowhere — you bump into just the inn, tavern or gas station you’ve been longing for. 
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We humans can’t stop ourselves from making things

     Whether you’re taking tools to hand, sketching in a notebook, shooting with a camera, setting up an easel or playing at cabaret, you’re demonstrating that homo sapiens is also homo faber. We humans can’t stop ourselves from making things. 
     In Bay Weekly, we’ve found ourselves drawn to stories about making and makers.
 
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In more ways than one, a lifeline

     What’s Your Line? was a TV quiz show so popular that it ran for 17 seasons — 1950 to 1967 — and 877 episodes. 
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