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.

Lightening Things Up

By Hannah Alexander We’ve all had some dark times recently. It seems that on the heels of every catastrophe or tragedy we see on the news, something even worse happens to trump it. Since there has been science that suggests … Continue reading

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I’m NOT Pointing Fingers

By Hannah Alexander Forgive me if I seem self-indulgent here. I’m not trying to be. I’ve been arguing with my conscience for quite some time, especially since the last big shocker from the entertainment industry in Hollywood. It breaks my … Continue reading

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Give Yourself a Break by Hannah Alexander

I don’t know about you, but sometimes the stressors of life can really overwhelm me. The bright side is that this does result in my drawing closer to God. Sometimes, however, it seems that I get hit harder from every … Continue reading

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It Takes All Kinds by Hannah Alexander

It was the 60s. It was Southern California. It was an experimental age in which they placed challenged children with gifted children together into a classroom with Mrs. Mankin. She had been a Disney artist before the first Disneyland was … Continue reading

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A Beautiful and Deadly Rhythm by Hannah Alexander

All of us have experienced overwhelming signs of the deadliness of nature. Lightning struck Montana in the middle of summer and a wildfire season hit that is worse than anything most of us have seen. I know all about fire … Continue reading

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How NOT to Trim Trees by Hannah Alexander

This will be the shortest article I’ve ever written here due to the title of this piece. Good news: There are no longer heavy branches scraping half the shingles of our roof–and by the looks of this overgrown tree, you … Continue reading

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Something New by Hannah Alexander

I look at the title above and feel overwhelmed just thinking about trying something new. Life gets so complicated that the very thought of taking on yet another project numbs my brain. These kittens in the picture? They’re a big … Continue reading

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FREEDOM by Hannah Alexander

I read a post recently that said many people don’t know what the July 4 holiday is all about. Maybe that’s true, and if it is, it’s tragic. We have so many freedoms in our country, and those freedoms have … Continue reading

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Healing the Wounds by Hannah Alexander

Being linked to the medical profession by my husband, I saw a lot of sick people, injured people, and people struggling with mental illness come through our clinic. They all had one thing in common–if the injury or illness was … Continue reading

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A Garden of Variety by Hannah Alexander

I have never been a gardener. The last time my mother made me work in the garden pulling weeds, I pulled out all the carrots. And not on purpose to convince her to stop making me work. When we moved … Continue reading

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The Good Stuff by Hannah Alexander

After the end of a long travel itinerary and stressful driving in a strange place at midnight, I was just about to do some spouting off here about never flying again, never traveling again, maybe staying forever in our little … Continue reading

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Do You Need a 36-hour Day? by Hannah Alexander

Do you ever feel so rushed that you don’t know if you can get everything done today that MUST absolutely be done? I’ve managed to slow down a little lately, but I’ve been reading posts from friends who have the … Continue reading

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Birth is Still a Miracle–by Hannah Alexander

Let me show you some pictures of our recent miracles, then let me tell you how these little miracles came to us, specifically. This was not my plan, of course. Kittens? Another stray cat? We’ve had ten come to our … Continue reading

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A Ride on the Wild Side by Hannah Alexander

Mel and I recently took a research trip for a possible new setting for a book. We have moved to the edge of the sand hills in Western Nebraska, and had been told that the real sand hills were to … Continue reading

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AFTER The Deadline by Hannah Alexander

Pretty much everyone I know lives with a deadline of some kind. Most of my writing friends know the squeeze of a writing-rewriting-promoting deadline. Sure, being a writer is a lot of fun (in our dreams) but there is nothing … Continue reading

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