Category Archives: My Take on the Subject

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Thoughts on the tragic loss of Kate Spade

Right now, I am mourning the loss of Kate Spade, a woman I never knew. A woman who I most likely would have never met. It’s just beyond awful that another person has tragically died in an alleged suicide. And sadly, … Continue reading

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To Sharon, with love, on World Down Syndrome Day #WDSD18

Sharon, if I had some crazy socks, I’d wear them. I promise you, I’ll find some to silly socks to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day. Back in 1970, when my youngest sister was born, the term used to describe her … Continue reading

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Where were the parents?

   “Where were the parents?” is a question that I have read and heard countless times, especially since the victims of Dr. Nassar, the former US Gymnastics team doctor, have taken the stand to face their attacker. The video of … Continue reading

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Journaling – A beautiful and productive way to start the New Year

“I write journals and would recommend journal writing to anyone who wishes to pursue a writing career. You learn a lot. You also remember a lot… and memory is important.” -Judy Collins On the first weekend of the New Year, … Continue reading

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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. Since embracing my natural color, I have worked with my stylist to … 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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