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01/13/2019 17:14

The power of self-esteem

Self-esteem is often mentioned in relationship to one's success or lack thereof.  Some psychologists downplay the significance and others inflate the need for an above average self-esteem. High or low, I have personally witnessed the influence of this emotional factor on many a child and...

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09/09/2018 15:19

What is your reality?

Interactions within our society are dominated by frustration, agitation and just plain annoyance.  We just do not “get” the person and we choose to ignore, flee, avoid, fix, control, or in worse case scenarios react with anger.  Empathy is at an all time low and just simple understanding...

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06/19/2018 16:18

A"Never" turned into an "OK"

Sometimes a "Never" turns into a "Why did I do that?"  I have had quite a few of those in my life and will take some of those to my grave.  In my twilight years, I am trying to avoid having to ask that question and spend hours in regret and frustration.  Afterall, who wants to use up...

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05/02/2018 17:51

Life in death

Charlie's and my nephew died last Friday. He leaves behind his wife of 11 years, a teenage daughter and a six year old daughter.   I met Tommy when he was three years old when I started dating his uncle.  Many of our "dates" were babysitting Tommy and his older...

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01/24/2018 12:23

Check One More Off the List

So here I sit at guitar lessons!  Actually these are not an attempt to check off another item on my Bucket List, but frankly one more thing to check off the list of dutiful parenting.  It was apparent 50 years ago that I was musically challenged, but I am diving headfirst into the...

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12/17/2017 21:47

The Yearly Reveal, Christmas, 2017

Just a few days to go and I will be scratching out 2017 to correct to the New Year. A mere tip on the end of a pencil and an entire year is erased. Another 365 days of activity, some enshrined in photos, others forgotten within a nucleus of memory cells, but all memorable as minutes of a life...

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10/11/2017 20:09

I am doing what I want to be doing

The greatest gift on earth is life!  It comes in all packages from old to young,tattered to decadent, slim to full bodied, broken to renewed. It defies what isthought to be impossible and challenges all explanations whether it be fromscience, psychology, or theology.  But life is not...

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08/28/2017 16:02

Fourth Grade and Still So Much to Learn

It is the last day of summer.  Not according to the Farmer’s Almanac, but by a declaration by all parents in “S’s” school district.  Tomorrow I send her off with a new outfit, and hopefully a planted and somewhat fake smile.  She is upset that she did not get the teacher that the...

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05/19/2017 10:37

Leaving Motherland for a bit

Every so often I leave "Motherland" to see what is going on in the rest of the world.  Right out my front door is a huge amusement park called "Politico".  The theme of the park is politics and it has increased its revenue by 100% in the past year.  This entertainment location has...

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02/02/2017 11:23

Where is my voice?

So "S' rang in her ninth year on Tuesday and her yearly physical on Wednesday.  This appointment is usually wedged between going to school and still having to do homework on her birthday list of contradictions, but I decided to place it front and center before it became an almost 10...

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