…on how the old me knew me

A couple of months ago, I was headed to Denver to participate in my third women’s empowerment conference, called Emerging Women Live, and this year I needed a photo of myself.  While I had flexed my event management muscles as a part of the volunteer staff the prior two years, this year was going to…

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…on rising to the occasion, not the bait

Last night I attended a hot-air balloon festival with my 10 year old daughter and some friends.  It was a beautiful, balmy early-September-in-Indiana evening.  You could say it was perfect.  We had taken camp chairs and our cameras (my daughter is a budding photographer) and set up a spot near the end of the field…

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…on either, or, and… and.

The power of some hand-written words on paper.  They set a goal.  They frame a wish.  They declare a dream in a way that carries power only if it empowers the dreamer. “One day I want to cure cancer and to stop animal and human abuse.” Wow.  That’s quite a line up for a 4th…

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…on the question within the quiet

  “Where are my keys at?”   Today it was keys.  Last week it was a hat.  Tomorrow it could be a book, a calculator, a… anything.  Those with us who have a homing device for lost items (called a uterus in some circles) are used to these types of questions.  But… I had a…

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…on selfies and self ease. 

  “My favorite part of my body is my mouth.  It helps me eat and smile when I’m happy, and frown when I am sad.  It shows my expression, to let people know how I’m feeling.” These are some of the words that were a part of an assignment for my 4th grader.  They were…

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…on glad wrap, glad tidings and gladiolus

Glad Wrap.  There is nothing joyful about the annoying stuck-on-itself nature of this product, that, once started from its roll from a box that bites, is highly useful.  IF you can keep it from reaching back and grabbing itself in mid air on its way to its role as the sealer of all things lidless. …

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