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Dr. Benjamin Carson brings a surgeon’s hand and eye to the health care debate…read my report in The Washington Times Communities.

Over New Year’s, Matthew Perdie, the Abbotts, Rachel’s boyfriend Adamson Easterly, and David Abbott‘s girlfriend Jessica Urffer visited Fair Hills Farm. The visit was a rousing success, complete with movies, fireworks, s’mores, a game of Catch Phrase, and Matthew’s film classes (a fascinating scene-by-scene analysis

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As the new Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have just returned from renting a private island in the Seychelles for their honeymoon (and finally met President “smart alec” Obama), the Royal Wedding news has cooled somewhat. But hither and yon bits and pieces of the

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“Women are the last line of defense.” – Fire From the Heartland film trailer The following is a letter to Christian conservative women on the subject of the Bible and women in state government. Dear Sisters in Christ, As I write on this chilly October

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A disturbing aspect of James J. Lee’s case is that his quest was logical according to respected — albeit false — premises. This month began with a scare at Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.  Armed with a gun and explosives, environmental extremist James

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Meet the ninth child and sixth daughter of the Read family… I love my littlest sister! Rebecca Laurel (“oath of victory”) was born on December 8, 2009 at 12:42 p.m.  She was 8 lbs., 1 oz. and 19 in. long (shortest and heaviest baby in

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Nine years ago today, I walked down to the newspaper stand on the Redstone Arsenal military post to fetch a copy of The Huntsville Times that included an article featuring our family.  I still remember the days preceding it when the news reporter and photographer

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My e-book, Keeping The Family Flock: A Primer On Raising Chickens is now available at the Fair Hills Farm Bookstore!  You will also see the “Buy Now” button on my sidebar. “This book was written with the goal of providing its readers with an introduction

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That gives me roughly two months to complete my coursework. Recently I’ve picked up my study of Latin again. I enjoy that a lot, especially since someone once said that learning Latin makes all subjects 50% easier. It certainly helps with a deeper understanding of

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