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Riff Summer Challenge

The Evening John Denver Defined Summer

Flowers open up to gather in the morning sun.
Photo by Benjamin Kubitza on Unsplash

I had the best of both worlds when I was growing up. I was raised in the city, but I had family who lived out in the country.

So, I got all the benefits of being a city kid — mostly related to pro sports teams…



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Mark Ali

I’m a writer, a photographer, a music lover, and a professional ice sculptor. I’m kidding about that last thing. (View my portfolio at: