Articles written by Amy Mccauley

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 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

Lessons learned from own obituary

It's never too late to write a new beginning A few years ago, in a strange turn of events, my law school mistakenly published that I had died. I had not seen that edition of the... — Updated 5/5/2021

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

Wonderstruck by splendor of spring

Waist deep in a flowerbed full of colorful zinnias, I stopped weeding. I looked up and saw a monarch butterfly and then it hit me - I was wonderstruck. Its beauty was so... — Updated 3/10/2021

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

Miles don't dim light of Christmas Queen

For as long as I can remember, my mom has been the queen of Christmas. Perhaps your family has its own Christmas queen or king? Someone whose love for the holidays is so... — Updated 12/22/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

The chocolate pie that saved the day

The happy frenzy of the holiday cooking season is coming. It would seem that Thanksgiving is all about the traditional turkey, but in our house I know better. Everything I make is... — Updated 11/18/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

'Dream house' is in the eye of beholder

Every home has a story to tell. We live in an orange brick 1960s colonial revival. Our Realtor affectionately called it the "Leave It to Beaver House." Our house was well-loved,... — Updated 9/23/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

'Groundhog's Day' has new resonance

These days, I find myself waking up to what sometimes feels like one long day on repeat. As our routines have changed, the days have a way of blending together. Occasionally, I... — Updated 6/3/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

'Walden' inspires me while I am waiting

"Will the Corona virus be over tomorrow?" my two young daughters asked. "When will we be able to go somewhere again?" I struggle to find an answer that satisfies my inquisitive... — Updated 4/15/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

Hope blooms eternal in February

Midwestern winters require more than just the recommended fur-trimmed puffy coat. Dressing in warm layers is helpful. But, sometimes it's simply not enough. I have learned over the... — Updated 2/26/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

The joy of a little creative clutter

Each January after the holidays are over, there seems to be a renewed obligation or duty to reorganize. Everywhere you look there are articles, books and news stories that promise... — Updated 1/8/2020

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

When love writes the story

No matter how much you prepare or plan for it, parenthood has a way of writing its own story. Its love has a strength that is greater than I could have ever known. My own journey... — Updated 10/30/2019

 
 By Amy McCauley    Opinion

There's no taste like home

Have you ever longed for a flavor? A favorite food you remember from childhood or a particular dish? A little over three years ago, my family made an unexpected cross-country move f... — Updated 10/2/2019

 

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