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Fair play

“You should have standards for the way people treat you. Whether you’ve known them your whole life or for five minutes, you’re entitled to set those standards for yourself, and walk away when they’re not being met.” ~Kat George

Children of the World, sculpture by Kirk Newman

at Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids / Cindy La Ferle 


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Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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