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Broken or cherished? Cracks and scars only add to beauty

Earth Day is one which we should fill with gratitude for Mother Gaia, all deities of nature and harvest. They house us, nurture us, love us and tend to us

Wisdom of Wicca

Broken or cherished?

Cracks and scars only add to beauty Earth Day is one which we should fill with gratitude for Mother Gaia, all deities of nature and harvest. They house us, nurture

Wisdom of Wicca

Life after death means chance to heal, make amends

I get asked quite often what our beliefs are about death and the afterlife. Since we just left the season of death this past Ostara, now is a perfect time

Wisdom of Wicca

Wisdom Of Wicca: Columnist introduces tenets of pagan faith

Editor’s Note: As most of you know, last week was Amanda Bancroft’s final column for The Free Weekly. We will miss her terribly, but we know she will keep making

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One Final Ripple

Bancroft leaving column but not her calling Amanda Bancroft Making Ripples Editor’s Note: It is with great sadness we print Amanda Bancroft’s final column here. But we know she’ll keep

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Making Ripples: Time For Spring Break Travel

Students aren’t the only ones migrating right now AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Humans have spring break, and wildlife have spring migration. Wildlife want the best breeding grounds, while humans search

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MAKING RIPPLES: It’s A Jungle Out There

Go outside in different weather for different experience Our “Natural State” of Arkansas is as interesting as any exotic jungle. And like many explorers who endure extreme weather as they

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Amanda Bancroft: Winter pond provides peek at surprising passerby

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples One bitterly cold day in February, we decided to check the pond for migrating flocks that might have gotten stranded here during the blizzard. Two dozen

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Pioneer Adventures: Winter storm wasn’t easy off the grid

AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Whether we get our electricity, heat and other utilities from a grid system maintained by a city or off the grid maintained by ourselves, winter storms

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To Stack Or Not To Stack?

What some consider art, others call vandalism AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Editor’s Note: Amanda Bancroft is busy dealing with living off-grid in a major winter storm. This column first ran