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    Summer Reading Recommendations

    Here are four books I recommend you check out this summer. (Click on the book cover to get your own copy) Murder Once Removed – Congrats, my friend, on your debut novel! S.C. Perkins’ Murder Once Removed is the captivating first mystery in the Ancestry Detective series, in which Texas genealogist Lucy Lancaster uses her skills to solve murders in both the past and present.Serena – Read it then watch the movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence! This novel by Ron Rash explores how our relationship with land impacts our relationships with each other. Strange as this Weather Has Been – Every page reads like poetry in Ann Pancake’s novel about the heartbreaking effects of…

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    Community: The Secret to Living Longer

    Community is important to me. My family and friends bring much joy to my life. I feel happier and more fulfilled spending time with loved ones than when I deposit a check or buy a new pair of shoes. I changed my major in college because the degree path I started on didn’t provide enough social interaction for me.  Now, I’ve moved across the country (read about our move from West Texas to West Virginia here) and work solo from my home office. Plus, I’m not really a phone talker. All of these factors could lead to an isolated life. But, I watched Susan Pinker’s 2017 TED Talk “The secret to living longer…