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I Need to Move Beyond

I read some poignant words which were posted to FB tonight by Gabby Bernstein, who is one of my favorite inspiring people currently. It’s amazing how the universe gives you what you need – if you are paying attention. Thankfully, I was – at least tonight. If, like me, you’ve ever wondered why you keep […]

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Emotional Upheavals

Growing up in the 60s and experiencing the assassins of JFK, Robert Kennedy and MLK, obviously had an impact on my view of religion, politics and the world in general. This has become more obvious to me in light of the recent shooting in Tucson, which brought back sad, depressing memories. The lack of respect […]

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Turn Plastic Soda Bottles into Luminaries

In celebration of Earth Day, I thought it would be nice to include a crafty way of recycling all of those 2 liter soda bottles… (NC)—Instead of throwing away plastic soda bottles, repurpose them to make luminaries for all kinds of occasions, from glittery summer gatherings to Halloween socials. To do so: Peel the labels […]

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I survived

A new decade is finally here and hopefully the world will be a much brighter and safer place over the next few years. Sometimes I just like to write my “stuff” and get it off my chest, and that is what I have done below. It feels good to look back and see what changes […]

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Who Shops on Black Friday?

Half of CNN’s readers do NOT shop on Black Friday I was checking the news on CNN.com and saw the top 10 deals for Black Friday. I don’t shop on Black Friday, and haven’t done so in over 15 years. They also have a poll asking how much people will spend on black Friday, with […]

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Jane Doe in NY

Jane Doe is alive, but has no memory. She was found on October 9th, and still no one has shown up to claim her as a relative. Very strange. I can’t help but wonder if she might have run away with someone a couple of years ago who later deserted her, and then maybe some […]

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Swine Flu

This first part is an update on swine flu from the post I did yesterday. According to “some” experts, NO flu vaccines work anyway, so if you don’t usually take the flu vaccine, you probably have nothing to worry about. Here’s part of the story: If vaccines really worked to save lives, then the more […]

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A New Life

It’s been a week of rest, work and blessings as we got settled into our new apartment. My daughter and I took off from SC and moved to Arizona with only what would fit inside our SUV… call us crazy… lots of people did. I actually agreed that it was a pretty unusual thing to […]

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Miracle or Tragedy

Today I read a news line from WIS TV in Columbia, SC, (on facebook) reporting that a Mother who was ill with H1N1 (swine flu) had given birth to a healthy baby, and then died. While it was a sad and tragic story, my mind immediately went to the strength of the story. This young […]

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My Life According to Barry Manilow

My life according to Barry Manilow This was so much fun! It lifted my spirits to read the finished product. Consider Yourself TAGGED! INSTRUCTIONS: Using only song names from ONE BAND OR ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 12 (or a million) people you like. You can’t use the band I used. […]

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Living with Critics

How do you live with critics? When someone is being critical of you, what quality or virtue do you need to develop to have peace of mind? Tolerance, forgiveness, or assertiveness for defense? I think I vote for tolerance, after trying diplomacy to come to a mutual understanding, which failed. Yet, tolerance doesn’t really help […]

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The Celibate Life of Ants

Could this be another life lesson from the ants? The queen ant is the only ant allowed to reproduce. The others are forced to remain celibate and work for the good of all. All ants that are caught in the act, or even thinking about the act, are attacked by the other ants. It’s true! […]