How Getting Stuck in the Snow Can Help You Now

How Getting Stuck in the Snow Can Help You Now

I learned to drive in Michigan. And if you learn to drive in Michigan, you sure better learn how to drive in the winter. If you find yourself stuck – and you will – there are a few different ways to deal with it: Wait it out until Spring – or until someone comes to...

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Dads, Dogs and #BlackLivesMatter

Dads, Dogs and #BlackLivesMatter

If you want to experience unconditional love, get a dog. There is no better living example of this quality than seeing a dog, who has just been ignored or reprimanded or worse, coming back with its tail wagging, as if to say “I’m sorry, all is forgiven, I just love...

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Speaking the Language

Speaking the Language

My father-in-law, Dick, was diagnosed with Lewy body Dementia late in his life. It’s a horrible condition akin to having Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s at the same time. My mother-in-law was doing the lion’s share of taking care of him and REALLY needed a break, so we...

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It’s Hard to Be A Chameleon in a Quarantine

It’s Hard to Be A Chameleon in a Quarantine

For most of my life I have been able to “fit in”. In fact, I became so adept at it, that more than once I have been asked directions in a city I was visiting for the first time. I can pick up mannerisms and accents easily. When speaking with someone, I can pick up...

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Doing What is Right for YOU

Doing What is Right for YOU

It’s springtime. The sun is shining, the grass is green, the flowers and trees are in bloom. I watch the season unfolding from inside my apartment, grateful for the view and the reminder that at least SOMETHING is “normal” these days. I’ve frankly struggled with the...

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Its Practically Like Paris

Its Practically Like Paris

Last week it felt like Paris. The quiet, the solitude, the watching and waiting. This is why I love to go there: it’s time away from all my usual life, a time to slow down and just listen. I was nearly giddy with the prospect of not having to DO anything! This week it...

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Retreat

Retreat

It was time to retreat. I had forces battling me on all sides and knew that if I didn’t pull back now, I would be consumed and overrun. I surveyed my options and took a path that I knew would put my communications at risk, but it seemed the right thing to do. ...

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Who Are You?

Who Are You?

I have long held the belief that it is both a blessing and a curse to be able to do a lot of things. And I have noticed that women, the consummate multi-taskers, can do a lot of things. Most of the time we don’t even think about it…we just DO it. Which is, in part,...

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But Where Are the Flying Cars?

But Where Are the Flying Cars?

I was a huge Jetsons fan when I was a kid. Saturday morning cartoons most often included George, Jane (his wife), Judy, Elmo and Rastro (Astro, the dog). And the very cool gadgets of the future. They had the moving sidewalks. The microwaves. The video phones. And...

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