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Flying – Six Air Travel Tips to Help you Survive your Trip

Flying these days is not as fun as it used to be. Growing up in the 1960s, there are certain advertising jingles burned into my memory. United Airlines’ “Fly the Friendly Skies” is one of them. Ironic how that jingle … Continue reading

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I am weary

I’m not sure about anyone else, but I am weary. “Oh, I am very weary, Though tears no longer flow; My eyes are tired of weeping, My heart is sick of woe.” Anne Bronte A friend posted a question on … Continue reading

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Good Memories and a Smile

“Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies.” Author Unknown Looking out the kitchen window, I watched my two granddaughters playing basketball with their uncles – my sons. It wasn’t too long ago that I’d watch my boys out that … Continue reading

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8 ways midlife is like being a teen again

The other day, I ran to the local pharmacy to grab contact solution. What should have been a quick trip took a wee bit longer than I planned. [ctt title=”I find that the beauty product aisles beckon me, like a … Continue reading

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On friendship and letting go

For the past few days, I have purposely limited the time I have spent on social media. My boycott started out innocently enough – it was a beautiful day to be outside, planting flowers and pulling weeds. Good for the … Continue reading

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Cheers then, Downton Abbey

Cheers then, Downton Abbey I remember when I didn’t much like Sundays, well Sunday evenings anyway. As a kid, it meant slamming into completion the school work that was put off to the very last minute. As an adult – … Continue reading

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In defense of a snow day

Snow day!  In my little corner of the world, the area schools have (wisely) declared a snow day. Thousands of students and most of their parents are thrilled – however, just as many people are not. I often wonder why there … Continue reading

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Oh the irony of the timing of “Make Your Dreams Come True Day”

“Make Your Dreams Come True Day” is today! Seriously, it is! I was Googling, “fun observances in January,” and ta-da, I found out that every year, January 13 is the day set aside to assess your dreams, goals and so forth. … Continue reading

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The Day After

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” … Continue reading

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September 11: Finding the Good in the Evil

As I sit here remembering where I was on September 11, 2001, it is hard to even fathom how something so horrific happened in our nation. Like so many others, I replay the awful, tragic events of the day. I … Continue reading

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