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Holiday Observation #1

Happy holidays to everyone!

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Highs and Lows of June

Wow – is it ever hot this month! The heat index has been between 105 and 112 nearly every day  — yikes.

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Confess: How Did You Get Your Name?

I was formerly a corporate trainer and once led a group event at work using the following theme as an icebreaker: Tell us how you got your name. We went around the room and nearly everyone had an entertaining tale … Continue reading

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Good Year-Around Gift-Giving Advice

  When I was in my early 20s and at my first real job, I wanted to buy a Christmas gift for my boss. She was a classy, conservative older woman.

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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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Dilemma: Old Flames in Family Photos

Significant others come and go throughout life, occasionally creating a problem with special event photos that include them. You want to display the cherished photo, but you don’t want to gaze at the face of the ex who broke your … 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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Who’s That Knocking on my Door?

About 15 years ago, my sister, J, a single, professional woman in her 30s, lived in a lovely, gated condo community in Florida. One evening  she was home alone and heard voices outside her front door. She walked up to … Continue reading

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An Embarrassing Childhood Story

When I was about 8 years old and my sister was about 5, we went to a children’s running (race) event in my small town at the ball fields behind the community center. It was the first time we’d ever … Continue reading

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Nicest Things People Have Ever Done for Me

Looking back over my life, I’ve been blessed with a wonderful family and great friends. A list of some of the nicest things people have ever done for me follows (not necessarily in this order): The owner of the Stride … Continue reading

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