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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

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I used to believe life had ‘phases’…chapters of our personal stories. The childhood chapter.  Maybe a discreet chapter for the teen years.  Then the early adult years.  The twenties.  Didn’t we all think turning thirty was the end of everything?  … Continue reading

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One of the things we learn as we travel through life is that we will disappoint others. We may not mean to…or even know that we did.  But disappointing others is likely inevitable. As children, we learn to dread the … Continue reading

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People are generous.  And so often, they share with me insights that have been important to them.  Lessons they value. On the corner of my desk right now is a collection of small books that have been gifted to me.  … Continue reading

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I work hard.  I think I do.  I’ve never minded the long hours, the challenges of hammering out what has to be done to meet a deadline or solve a problem and making the decisions that keep us moving forward. … Continue reading