Tag Archives: Daris Howard

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May 23, 2016

Spring lambs and two toddler daughters

By Daris Howard

The spring after I finished college, I was determined to spend more time with my little girls enjoying the farm life we had chosen. As I was outside one evening, I could see the lights of the lambing sheds in the distance,…

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May 6, 2016

It takes a community to raise a child

By Daris Howard

As I stood in the grocery store checking my list, I thought I heard someone call my name. I turned around, but I didn’t see anyone I recognized, so I went back to my list. I heard my name again, but this…

Chariots of tire
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April 13, 2016

Chariots of tire

By Daris Howard

Hailee loved her job working at the nursing home, but there was one challenge she had a hard time with. That challenge went by the name of Bob.

Hailee could handle cleanups, spills, and even the sometimes impatient older…

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December 22, 2015

The write pen

By Daris Howard

I always look forward to our family reunions, not only because I get to see all my family, but because I get to check out the newest technology. My brother David works in the tech industry, and one of his assignments is…

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November 4, 2015

Halloween type traditions

By Daris Howard

While we were traveling through Peru, our university group spent many hours studying old churches, archeological digs, and ancient artifacts. But the thing I loved most was to see how common people lived, especially while traveling through Ollantaytambo in the sacred valley…

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May 27, 2015

Calculating mischief

By Daris Howard

I was a junior in high school when the first calculators came out, and they did little more than add, subtract, multiply, and divide. By the time I graduated from college, Hewlett Packard had advanced calculator technology a lot. The testing center…

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March 4, 2015

Boy Scout snow caves and Tom Sawyer

By Daris Howard

I couldn’t get off work until almost 5 p.m., and since it was February, that meant I couldn’t get my scout troop to the campsite until after dark. We had prepared everything we could the Tuesday before, so it was…