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    The Ghost Town Trail

    I took a vacation last week.  My intention was to take the week off of work while my kids were at summer camp and devote every waking moment to writing. At the last minute, I changed my plans. I haven’t had a vacation without kids or work in decades. My vacations with kids are often as hectic as the daily grind of school, work, dinner, chores, errands, activities, repeat. With family hundreds of miles away, we’ve traveled to see them or they have traveled to see us.  It’s a whirlwind of fun that ends in exhaustion while trying to catch up with everything that I neglected while “taking a break.”…