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Lora Abernathy: Throw some wind in your caution

Sometimes, I like to take long drives in the country. It affords time to think and reflect on a life that too often passes by ever so quickly. On one such recent drive, I watched my hair flick forward across my cheeks, over my eyes; blown by Sunday’s warm winds rolling through the truck’s windows. […]

Pamela Stricker: On buckets, garage sales and horses

Pamela Stricker: On buckets, garage sales and horses

Pamela Stricker In my last column (July/Aug. edition), I wrote about my transition and relocation to a new job and new city. I felt like a flower that had been uprooted in the garden and was resting in the bucket with a bit of familiar soil and just enough water to tide me over until […]

Lora Abernathy: Don’t get up, I’m young enough to stand

As we age, most of us dread the decade milestones on our lives — whether it’s turning 30, 40, 50, 60, etc., reaching those ages can bring with them traumatic reminders of the passage of time and our own mortality. I might be the exception. A decade ago, I actually looked forward to turning 30. […]

Lora Abernathy: Seize the day … by going to sleep

With spring in the air and the sunshine’s light showering us earlier in the morning and later into the night, I have already started enjoying one of my favorite warm-weather pastimes: sunny Sunday afternoon naps. Yes, sleeping is one of my favorite things to do. I work hard and play hard; I’m going to sleep […]

Pamela Stricker: Contentment

Pamela Stricker: Contentment

Lately, I have been appreciating what it means to be content. Not complacent, but content. I can look back and recall so many times in my life I failed to really appreciate my life because I was so consumed with what was not right with it, what I wished was different, what I wished would […]

Pamela Stricker: Spring cleaning from the inside out

Pamela Stricker: Spring cleaning from the inside out

By Pamela Stricker On a recent visit to Alice’s Laidback Living outside of Hillsboro to do a photo shoot for the cover of this edition of Salt, I got inspired by the beautiful store, the décor, the clever arrangements of furniture, the gently burning fire, the lilting music. It was a delightful repass and escape […]

Lora Abernathy: O-H … Oh-Yeah!

By Lora Abernathy When I was younger, I dreamed of moving to Ohio. I loved my home state of West Virginia, but, always the adventurer, I wanted to live elsewhere. Ohio was perfect. It was a much bigger state with vibrant major metros — and it was right next door. I am proud to announce […]

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