Author Archives: alexanderhodde

About alexanderhodde

I love to write, I love to read (in that order) and I love to hike. My husband loves to fly remote control model airplanes, when he can get them into the air.

Watch What You Bring Home (by Hannah Alexander

Last week we were exploring the mountains with some friends when Connie wanted me to stop so she could take a picture. She saw a bloom she loved so much–purple and fluffy–that she wanted a plant just like it and … Continue reading

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RESPECT! (By Hannah Alexander)

Most of us who keep up with news might have seen a report about a nine-year-old child being butted into the air by a bison in Yellowstone recently. I saw the footage and was horrified. But I saw how close … Continue reading

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A Most Unusual Phrase (by Hannah Alexander)

You might not believe this, but last Friday I heard this sentence in everyday language: “Thank you for the red tape!” We all laughed with our friend, Charles, when he said it, but we truly were thankful for the red … Continue reading

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A Wild Ride (by Hannah Alexander)

I like to be in control when I’m in a car. All the time. When I’m riding with someone in a car and they slam their brakes too sharply or get too close to the bumper of the car ahead, … Continue reading

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Quick to Hear (by Hannah Alexander)

Have you responded to someone in anger recently? I don’t know about you, but I am in constant battle with my tongue. It tries hard to get away from me, and sometimes I don’t stop it in time. Kind of … Continue reading

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Wide Open Spaces (by Hannah Alexander)

If you don’t live in Wyoming, let me introduce you to one amazing highway. If you do live in Wyoming, you probably know what I’m talking about. This highway is called a two-track, and it’s quite honestly the style of … Continue reading

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The Heart of a King (review by Hannah Alexander

I recently received a copy of The Heart of a King, written by a friend of mine, Jill Eileen Smith. #TheHeartofaKing I’ve followed Jill’s writing career since it began, and have always enjoyed her highly readable writing style, which does … Continue reading

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OUTBREAK (by Hannah Alexander)

I chose the title of this article from something a friend, Karen Ball, said today because there truly has been an outbreak of tornadoes in the Midwest, where Mel and I lived for fifty years. I would show you some … Continue reading

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A Very Special Word (By Hannah Alexander)

I told Mel this weekend that I had agreed to go walking with a friend of ours in the mornings after water aerobics. The above was his response. “Sweetheart, are you sure about this?” he asked. “That’s two straight hours … Continue reading

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What Do You Want to Read? (By Hannah Alexander)

Today a friend of mine was told that readers no longer read the types of novels they read a few years ago. Tastes have changed and novelists need to change their writing styles to get with the program. I’m confused. … Continue reading

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I Heard the Scream Before it Came (by Hannah Alexander)

You know how, when you’re not watching, something might just sneak up on you? These are metal images of the Western Diamondback Rattler and a Gila Monster. Both are venomous, and therefore not to be messed around with. One needs … Continue reading

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Be a Modern-Day Barnabas (by Hannah Alexander)

What were the first words you heard when you went to work or school or exercise this morning? Did they make your day? Did they make you sad? Did they fill you with hope or discouragement? What were the first … Continue reading

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Newcomers (by Hannah Alexander)

Build your own community. Continue reading

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All Kinds of Heroes

Mountain Lion TracksThere is a woman in our town who is an unsung hero. I could not do what she is doing. I know this because Mel and I did it today in 16 degree temps, 60 mph wind gusts. … Continue reading

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Summer is Coming (by Hannah Alexander)

Do you miss summer yet? It’s been quite the winter for most of the country. Harsh cold, bitter wind, heavy snows, black-outs. Actually, also dangerous white-outs that send a lot of motorists to the emergency room when the snow is … Continue reading

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