Four-Step Focus on Fitness

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com I left part of myself behind in 2020. Literally. 35 pounds of me. Turns out that hauling around 30 extra pounds is like carrying 40 boxes of butter or 9 bags of sugar, or … one Islandic sheepdog. What I really wonder is how many fast...

The Journey

©Joy Dunlap https://joydunlap.com When we make the journey in life less about what we want and more about the people on the path, the encounters and experiences grow our hearts.  Surprised, humbled and delighted when “The Journey” won first place in the short story...

The Safe Place

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com The family of four who arrived for dinner first came into my vision at a distance. Two were relative newborns, wobbly legs and trusting faces. Mom and dad were wary – more cautious and hardened by the realities of the world. I let...

Gutter Life or Good Life?

©Joy Dunlap  https://joydunlap.com “Thump.”  The loud noise in the sunroom sounded as if a branch or a bird slammed into a window, or a mechanical device turned on, but as it happened again and again, the squirrel became the suspect.     A couple of weeks prior, a...

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