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Writing & Riding: An Interview with Mark M. Dean

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Gina McKnight, Sister #5281

"Daily work, troubles, ankle bitters all disappear

as I put my foot in the stirrup and my heartbeat becomes one."

Mark Dean is a horseman, author, lyricist, and poet. I've known Mark for several years and enjoy his whimsical stories and personality. He is an intentional horseman who lives in southeastern Ohio on a small horse farm nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Mark has had the pleasure of living in ten states stretching from Rhode Island to Texas while also having lived and traveled abroad. His 20 years of military service involved twelve family moves which gave him keen insight into the importance of bonding through stories, songs, and poems. Mark struggled with childhood dyslexia and desires to pay back all those that helped him develop his imagination through reading. He is an avid horseman and enjoys riding the trails of southeastern Ohio! ... Read more →

#ThanksgivingReadathon Wrap-Up!

Posted on December 1, 2020 by Rachelle Johnson, Sister #7640


  • Adventures in Opting Out by Cait Flanders
  • Friluftsliv by Oliver Luke Delorie
  • One other book from my “Hygge” list.
The only book I didn’t finish was Adventures in Opting Out. Instead, I got distracted by other books on my Hygge list. I didn’t think I would read as much as I did! I’m pleased with the 603 pages and 4 books I finished, and this readathon was just what I needed ... Read more →