Maintaining balance

Growing up outside of town, I spent many hours wandering through the woods with my trusty Boston Terrier. She wasn't your typical hunting hound, but she was enthusiastic. And believe it or not, she was a pointer. I would have put her up against any trained bird dog you ever saw, because she had a big heart and she was happy.Whether in the heat of the summer or cold of winter, there was always something fresh and new for a preteen to learn for a few hours in the classroom of the woods.Flora and fauna, however, were not the only things to be found in our neck of the woods. There were oil wells-lots of them. One was even on the back edge of our yard. We took them for granted, I guess, be...

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