That’s a Wrap – Adieu to Sweet ’16

That’s a wrap. Adieu to Sweet ’16. Departed and leaving in her wake the stirred emotions of a sixteen-ager. For many, the past year was not so sweet: some of it was sour, sorrowful, stressful, strict, unrelenting. For many it was a year full of energy, enjoyment, satisfaction, and the thrill of a ‘something’ well […]

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Begonias & Bygone Days

November where I live marks the official segue of seasons. Autumn’s beauty begins to fade like a gracefully aged woman stripped of her makeup. Leaves have fallen, are falling, or hanging on for dear life. The first flurries of snow tease without sticking. The wind blusters a bit more forcefully as winter nips at its […]

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Knees, Jerks and Other Reactions

If kneejerk reactions and bonehead moves were featured in a catalogue, how many of us would have our own special label? In all truthfulness and humiliation, I raise my hand…much more slowly than my knees are prone to jerk. I have a great patellar reflex – the tendency of the knee to jerk involuntarily when […]

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The Art of Dignity

a way of appearing or behaving that suggests seriousness and self-control; the quality of being worthy of honor or respect 1 Culture enjoys all manner of art forms: Literary arts. Media arts. Visual arts. Performing arts. And that sometimes seemingly prehistoric form known as The Art of Dignity. There have been days when in disbelief I’ve wanted […]

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A Few Words Kind of Day

One evening my husband and I were flipping through the TV channels when we landed on our local PBS station. Airing that night was a segment following the development of a baby in the womb from a genetic standpoint. It was fascinating. For one who speaks with a pen for my tongue, it led to […]

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Four-Letter Punctuation

There are all kinds of four-letter words in today’s vocabulary. Some of them I don’t care to repeat. Heck 🙂 , I find it difficult to understand why the use of them helps make someone culturally ‘relevant’. As a faith-based life coach, I love passion and enthusiasm! However, I have a hard time with the […]

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Schmoozers

Some people are born schmoozers. I am not one of them. The schmoozer’s glittery vocabulary lands with a brassiness that doesn’t ring true for various reasons. Let’s just say I don’t like being schmoozed. Back in 2003 I remember stepping outside one summer workday to pick up a voicemail on my cell phone. It was […]

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