Stories of Our Iron Butterflies

Broadway During the Pandemic

By Kathy Strain I have been lucky to wear many hats during my lifetime that have fulfilled me and brought me joy. But the hat of serving as a contributing editor for an international website called Broadway World ( has...

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Sisters by Choice: Sister Chiefs

By Rochelle Dornatt “Sisters are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.” “Not sisters by blood, but sisters by heart.” Life on Capitol Hill was Rochelle Dornatt’s life. She loved (mostly) every minute of the almost three...

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Roadmap to College Success         Dr. Judith Loredo holds a Certificate of Completion from San Antonio College; a BS in the Science of Communication Disorders, an MA in Speech Pathology, and a M.ED. in Education, from Our Lady of...

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Don’t Say No to Judy-1

Please join Dr. Judy Loredo in a new video series         Dr. Judith Loredo holds a Certificate of Completion from San Antonio College; a BS in the Science of Communication Disorders, an MA in...

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Uncle Lutz

by Ruth Anne Wood My friend Lutz (82) strung up and tuned my new violin the day it arrived in mid December 2020. He started playing violin as a boy in Germany and smuggled it out of his birthplace. He still plays in an orchestra, folk song society and Gilbert &...

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Piano During The Pandemic

By Mary Groenewoud Hale “Never let the brain idle.  ‘An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.’  And the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.”                                           -George Carlin   “How will I keep busy during the coronavirus pandemic?” I thought to myself. ...

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More Than I Can Handle

by Staci Bell It has been said many times, to many hurting people, from many well-meaning people, “God won’t give you more than you can handle.”  It has even been quoted as Scripture. It’s not in the Bible. Not even close. When I think about my dad walking home from...

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Quilling in Quarantine

by Verlie Edwards It’s no secret we are all spending more time at home because of COVID, plus we are having to adjust to the end of Daylight Savings Time. I hate that it gets dark around 5:30 p.m.! With both of these colliding at the same time, I realized I needed a...

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Collecting Treasures = Blue Ribbons

by Judy Laing Celebrating the unique history of the Great State of Texas has always been an integral part of the annual State Fair. Have you ever wondered who collects and enters all those amazing artifacts everyone enjoys seeing? We are Judy and Doug Laing of Fort...

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