Category Archives: friends

Highs and Lows of August

Here’s a recap of the good, bad and weird things that happened during August: Good 1) Bought a new car – after 11 years! (You’ll hear more about that – the car’s very nice but the car-buying experience was unbelievable.) … Continue reading

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Rip It/Clip It to Show Love

In my family, we rip or clip newspaper or magazine articles of potential interest and mail them to each other to show we’re thinking of the other person and that we care. My mom and dad have been sending me … Continue reading

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The Great Adventure: Writing My First Book

A little over 20 years ago when my son was a toddler, I had a brainstorm: write a book about great places to take kids in the area. I was an at-home mom, no product like that existed locally and … Continue reading

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Bloggers: Use Your Power for Good

Wasn’t it Glinda the Good Witch in The Wizard of Oz who said, “Dorothy, use your power for good, not evil?” Blogs have power, and they’re the ideal place to inspire readers and lift them up. Blogs give you an … Continue reading

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Why I Love Personal Blogging

My full-time job involves running a corporate communications blog that provides work-related information to employees around the world, and I enjoy it. But writing a personal blog is a lot more entertaining! The reasons I enjoy personal blogging are: 1) … Continue reading

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Cherished Childhood Friends Provide a Reason to Keep Blogging

I got the most unexpected and sweet email message last night from R, a childhood friend. Some background: R and her family lived in a house across the alley from my family’s house all the years I did, from the … Continue reading

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The Joys of Joining a Book Club

Millions of people love to read – and, for the most part, it’s a solitary activity.  Reading is relaxing, it’s educational and you can do it almost anywhere (even while exercising on a treadmill — see my previous blog post). … Continue reading

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Funny Friends: Laughter is the Best Medicine

I’ve done more laughing in the past 2 1/2 days that I have in the whole last year. My best old friend (we met 24 years ago) drove from Virginia and has been visiting for three days. She just rode … Continue reading

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Finding Female Friends Online: Don’t Laugh — it Works!

During certain stages of life, you may look around and realize that the number of girlfriends you hang out with has dwindled over the years. Some moved away, some have lives that are so incredibly busy there’s virtually no time … Continue reading

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A Puzzling Birthday Experience

I’ve always been a big birthday person and love to celebrate birthdays of coworkers, friends and family, as well as my own. And I’m also really into chocolate. So one year when my son was about eight, I went to … Continue reading

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