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On Gratitude

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...” So Charles Dickens begins A Tale of Two Cities, published in 1859. As I look back on my life, I discover the same thing. Each phase is made up of both good and bad experiences, and what we take from both becomes our… Continue reading On Gratitude

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Just Between You and Me

I started to read two books at the same time. Both were written in first person present tense (have I mentioned how annoying that is?), and both started with similar plots: a woman with some major psychological scars who is busy with her career suddenly inherits someone’s child and has to make some major changes… Continue reading Just Between You and Me

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The Impossible Dream

Have you ever had one of those days when you wished you had stayed in bed?  Well, when things look bleak, it's time to sing.  Here's a song that will cheer you up and give you courage to face the day. To dream the impossible dream To fight the unbeatable foe To bear with unbearable… Continue reading The Impossible Dream

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The Playground

As a child, one of my favorite places to play was at the playground at the end of my street, not far from my house. It was a corner lot with a merry-go-round, a swing set, a curving slide, a sandbox, and a large grassy area. The merry-go-round was divided into triangular sections with a… Continue reading The Playground