How To Meet Anyone

How To Meet Anyone

It starts with the eyes. Meet their eyes. This is then followed by a nod, or a smile, or a hello. If they look away, they’ve told you a lot. It’s generally not worth pursuing at that point. But let’s say they’ve met your gaze in a positive, if not just neutral,...

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Lost in Translation

Lost in Translation

When my son went to China and started a relationship with his (now) wife, he said the most difficult part of communication was not the language, it was sarcasm. It just didn’t translate well. This could have been a major problem, as our family is just a tad sarcastic...

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Shifting My Perspective…Again

Shifting My Perspective…Again

I have been on a mission this year, with the end goal to look good in the pictures at my son’s wedding in December. I had wanted to “release” a few pounds and get back into shape (again), and this was good incentive. I put myself on a very realistic and reasonable...

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Because I did that, I now…

Because I did that, I now…

One of the fun facts about me is that I was once a security guard at a GM plant in Detroit. Actually, it was one of the most fun summer jobs I ever had. Definitely the most unusual and interesting! I was sharing the story of how I found myself in that position with my...

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When Listening to Dead Men is a Good Idea

When Listening to Dead Men is a Good Idea

Traveling is not easy these days. A daily train commute starts with a wish and a prayer that a) it shows up and b) there will be a place to sit. I’ll add another: c) that no one is talking loudly on their phone. Hey, a girl can dream… Airline travel is another level...

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Thanks-Getting

Thanks-Getting

I love this season of Thanksgiving, when the emphasis is on love and family and gratitude. There is nothing like a large boisterous gathering, where people you’ve known your whole life travel to be with one another and give thanks for their blessings. It can be...

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Observe. Observe. And Then Observe Some More.

Observe. Observe. And Then Observe Some More.

I already miss the cafes. I just returned from a trip to Paris and am yearning to just stroll down to a café to sit and observe life. The French have taken people-watching to a new art form, with the cafes designed to look out at the street life, not hidden away...

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