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About imaleda

My username, imaleda, was created using the name of my Swedish grandmother, Aleda Olson, whom I never got to meet. Curiosity about her is what prompted me to delve into my family's history. I have written for a newspaper for a number of years, but recently I have started writing for myself about my interests. To me, everything is a story. "When I am writing, I am trying to find out who I am..." ---Mya Angelou

Victory for landowners and Clean Air Council against Sunoco’s Mariner East

Mariner East June Victory Press Release

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Larimer Mansion: 225 years of history

These are pictures and a video from the basement of Larimer Mansion on its 225th anniversary celebration on Aug. 15, 2015. Owners Larry and Lynnette Moisey said it was the last time the basement would be open to the public, but they … Continue reading

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The marriage of Maisy and Oscar: Puppy love!

Family and friends attending the Aug. 10 wedding of Maisy and Oscar said it was one of the most beautiful of the summer. The ceremony was conducted by Scarlett Vesely, 8, daughter of Jon and Karly Vesely, and Ella Henry, … Continue reading

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10 Life Lessons You Can Learn From the Smartest Older People

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I’ve posted before about research into the most important life lessons we can learn from older people, taken from Karl Pillemer‘s excellent book, 30 Lessons for Living: Tried and True Advice from the Wisest Americans. Here’s…

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Here’s Why Amazon Is More Ruthless Than Walmart

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The recent dust-up between Amazon and publisher Hachette reminds us that retail is a brutal business—tough on employees, really hard on suppliers. Walmart, the largest physical retailer, and Amazon, the largest retailer online, illustrate the pain…

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In defense of grammar, spelling and punctuation

I was just reading a post on LinkedIn about how different generations in the workplace communicate – or not. I didn’t finish it. It got really long, and I admit, I lost interest. In the comments (sometimes I like them better … Continue reading

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Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Last Monday, I jumped in my car and drove to Point Pleasant, West Virginia. I’ve always been fascinated with the tragedy surrounding the collapse of the Silver Bridge and the mystery of Mothman. Finding Daniel Boone’s trading post and Chief … Continue reading

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