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The following is a reprise of my blog from July 20, 2015.  In recent weeks, our community has lost two women who were both ‘experts’ in finding and sharing the joy of life.  They were giving, exuberant, energetic women who … Continue reading

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Privacy is a complicated issue.  Merriam-Webster puts it this way. Definition of privacy 1 a :  the quality or state of being apart from company or observation :  seclusion    b :  freedom from unauthorized intrusion: one’s right to privacy 2 archaic :  a place of seclusion 3 … Continue reading

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“The summer harvest day begun With cloudless dawn and flaming sun; Ripe grain the sickle flashes through; The sweep of scythes in morning dew; The nooning underneath the trees Made cool by sea or mountain breeze; The thunder shower, the … Continue reading

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This week I’m attending Goodwill Industries International’s Delegate Assembly.  It’s our annual meeting of all Goodwills, and for me a cherished opportunity to connect with many friends across the organization. These are relationships that have been built through the years.  … Continue reading

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I try to shop local. When I grocery shop, I visit several stores.  I have a favorite butcher shop; a favorite coffee vendor; and a couple of ‘favored’ bakers.  The orchard for apples in season.  The farmers market for fresh … Continue reading

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eu·phe·mism [ˈyo͞ofəˌmizəm] NOUN a mild or indirect word or expression substituted for one considered to be too harsh or blunt when referring to something unpleasant or embarrassing: The opposite of dysphemism. ““downsizing” as a euphemism for cuts” In today’s world, … Continue reading

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“A chair is still a chair Even when there’s no one sitting there But a chair is not a house And a house is not a home…” Burt Bacharach & Hal David 1964 When my husband and I married in … Continue reading

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“Let the generations know that the women in uniform also guaranteed their freedom.” —Anne S. (Sosh) Brehm 1LT, USA NC, World War II If you ever visit Washington, D.C. take some time away from the tidal basin and the mall, … Continue reading

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I don’t like to wear my glasses. When I realized in my 40’s that I needed ‘help’ to see the world I saw an optometrist who, quite predictably, recommended glasses.  I agreed to a pair of reading glasses. They were … Continue reading

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When do we truly begin living each day as if it is the only day that matters?  Because it is. And when do we begin to act on our beliefs authentically and intentionally?  Because that’s our truth. And when do … Continue reading