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My Life With Dogs

OK, those of you who know me well can close your mouth or get up off the floor where you fell when you saw this photo of me with a 170 lb Leonburger German mountain dog.  For those of you who don’t know me as well, let me explain.  All of my adult life I …

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Let’s Talk About “Housewives”

Like most people with down time during the recent holidays, I did some binging and channel surfing.  In the way traffic backs up on the side of the freeway where there is no accident because others are drawn to look, I could not help but stop and look at one of the reality shows about …

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Why I Still Send Christmas Cards

Yes, I am one of a dying bred – people who still actually mail Christmas cards.  Not only Christmas cards but birthday cards, anniversary cards, “Hello” my friend cards, “Thinking of You” cards, etc.  Yes, I am doing my part to keep the paper card industry thriving in this country.  Well, that’s not exactly the …

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There Is Good In Every Day!

There is a saying that has been around for years.  It’s been embroidered on pillows, quoted in books, used in movies – so long that I am not sure who said it first but it still resonates every time I hear it.  It goes “Every day might not be good.  But there is good in …

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It’s Not Just About The “Try” – It’s Also About The “Do”!

In a lot of ways, our society has become comfortable with the try as being the best that we can do.  How often do you hear “I will try my best” or “just try it” or, when something did not work, “I tired my best?”  As we get older, trying is not enough.  If you go through …

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Leaving Home – At 65 Years Old!!

A lot of people spend their entire lives living in the same city where they grew up.  In some cases, living in the same community only a few doors away from family and friends.  I did the same. A lot of people go off to college and then settle elsewhere not returning to their hometown …

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Happy Holidays!

As most of us are heard to say this time of year, I don’t know where the year went!  Particularly this last quarter of the year for me has been so full that I have been remiss in posting new articles to this blog.  For that I apologize but rest assured that I plan to …

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Happy Five-Year Anniversary! Cancer free!

Milestones along the journey.  For most of us who have faced cancer, reaching the one-year mark cancer-free is something we never think we will achieve.  But we get there and feel a little relieved that maybe we can put this behind us.  Then you face the five-year mark just hoping and praying that you reach …

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Facing Our Challenges!

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storms to pass.  It’s about dancing in the rain.”* My favorite expression of all times.  I use it as my signature on my emails and as a silent chant in my head when things seem to be rough.  Everyone’s journey is from time to time fraught with challenges which …

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Who Do You Call Your “Best Friend”?

We have so many people we hold dear to us Those of us with spouses, partners or significant others know that they are truly our very best friends.  We also can never minimize the importance and significance of having family members who support us and love us unconditionally.  There are so many people who do …

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