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Our Forgotten Past: Grand Hotels of West Volusia County

It began as a question. Whenever I visited downtown DeLand, something seemed different about the place. Coming from Orlando where I witnessed the arrival of Disney World transforming everything I’d known and grew up with, DeLand was like a step … Continue reading

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Ever Walk in Those Moccasins?

I’d heard from some people that most history is written by the victors. Continue reading

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Living in Rhythm

We were made to move. Our bodies were designed like so many other functioning living things we see around us in the natural world. We see the importance of active living in studies that reflect on healthy living and our … Continue reading

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Nature’s Healing Touch

I’d almost forgotten how therapeutic working outside was, especially in my garden. This morning, we got reacquainted. I was out there pulling weeds, untangling sugar snap peas, and planting some more vegetable seeds. It wasn’t long before I began to … Continue reading

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Much Needed Refreshment

Outside my window today my heart, mind, and soul find refreshment. For the first time in a while, I took the time this weekend to stop busying myself doing things and just lay in my backyard hammock. How quickly we … Continue reading

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The Relevancy of Humanities and History

Those of us who love history or have a profession that deals with its’ interpretation may already understand what I am about to share. Study of history and the humanities has relevance to our understanding of many things. When I … Continue reading

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In 2016 Will The Force of History Awaken Volusia County?

The future is what we make it. Continue reading

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