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February is Black History Month…

  On February 11, 1790, the Society of Friends petitioned the United States House of Representatives to abolish the slave trade. It would be 73 years later, on January 1, 1863, before the Emancipation Proclamation would be signed by President … Continue reading

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Grace…

  The word ‘grace’ has many meanings. It can refer to a smooth and elegant way of moving. Some people are truly grace in motion. I am not.  I’m more the ‘thank goodness I didn’t trip this time!’ person in … Continue reading

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Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968

  Martin Luther King, Jr., 1929 – 1968 Of all the speeches and letters, editorials and interviews that Martin Luther King, Jr. wrote and shared with us during his lifetime, none is more meaningful for me than his 1963 ‘Letter … Continue reading

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And the Word of the Year is…

  Every year a number of dictionaries publish their “Word of the Year.”  The 2017 list is interesting. The Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year 2017 is youthquake. The noun… is defined as “a significant cultural, political, or social change arising from … Continue reading

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Christmas Comes

  Christmas Comes by American poet, Clay Harrison Christmas comes on catlike feet, silently at night while the anxious world is dreaming and everything turns white. Christmas comes like a baby’s cry heard long ago, the night a new star … Continue reading

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Right-sizing tradition…

  Christmas is almost here! With two weeks to go, families are very busy. Children have holiday activities; community events fill the calendar; office parties, friend gatherings, shopping and more keep us on the run! Often, running through all of … Continue reading

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Transparency…

  Transparency (behavior), as used in science, engineering, business, the humanities and in other social contexts, implies openness, communication, and accountability. Transparency is operating in such a way that it is easy for others to see what actions are performed. … Continue reading

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Not My Job.

  Not My Job. I’m not proud of it, but I have said it before. When we get rushed, tired, burned out, or frustrated, it’s hard not to say it. In fact, I think we all have probably seen this … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

  Thanksgiving is a unique holiday in the United States.  We cherish the day; and it’s been a national holiday since Abraham Lincoln was president.   It was Franklin Roosevelt who signed a joint resolution of congress establishing Thanksgiving officially on … Continue reading

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Holidays…

  They’re here! It’s time to rev up for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years…they’re all right around the corner. It’s a busy time! The days seem to fly by without enough hours to accomplish everything on our lists. Every … Continue reading

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