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When I was 18, the summer between my freshman and sophomore years in college, I worked at the front desk of a manufacturing plant, and was the only woman on the site. One of my duties was to go into the production area and collect the time cards for … more
I was envisioning a visioning session when my word for 2017 became clear. You may know that I eschew New Year's resolutions, favoring instead a word I choose (or, as I keep finding out, it chooses … more
Nov. 9, 2016, can't get here soon enough. The past two years have been an inglorious vaudeville featuring Meanness, Deception and Coarse Language. I don't talk to people like they do, and I … more
I apologized to a magazine. Kelly Ripa was staring at me at the checkout. If Kelly is downcast, then I am downcast. She always starts my day with a smile. She's effervescent and … more
Don't you just love that "new car" smell? Or what about tasting a delicious brand-new meal for the first time? How about seeing and reading the newest book by your favorite author or hearing a … more
None other than Tony Bennett was unable to wish me a happy new year. The same goes for Gwen Stefani. I am truly blessed, and the year is just beginning. The expression "happy new year" was … more
Ah, the dawn of a new year. About time. 2016, adios! I know it's fashionable to spend time and thought and energy on such occasions making a list of things we want to accomplish this year, to … more
This is a tribute to naps. Right after I write it, I plan to take one. There are few things better than a nap. And they are free. No one has ever had to pay for a nap. Infants and the … more
OK, here we are a couple of weeks into the new year. And over the past year we shared thoughts and conversations around dreams and goal setting, personal successes and achievements, challenges we … more
Zzzzzz. Is there anything better than sleep? Just before sleep and just after sleep are my two favorite times of the day. The name for the lovely period right before we nod off is not very … more
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