Monthly Archives: August 2012

Leading by Example?

I’m about to talk about a topic that many say should be avoided between family, co-workers and friends: politics. Have no fear, I’m not going to pontificate on which presidential candidate I think should win, nor which party is better than … Continue reading

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Roughing It

Once or twice each summer, we go camping. We pack up our tent and supplies and head out for a weekend under the stars.  Naturally, “camping” means a wide range of things to a variety of people. There are those … Continue reading

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Chivalry, I Still Like You

As a child of the 70’s and a young woman of the 80’s, I grew up hearing about equality and women’s rights.  The momentum that had begun in the 50’s and 60’s was now coming to life in very noticeable … Continue reading

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But wait, I’m not done yet!

Spring and Summer are my seasons.  I love the sun, the warmth, the long days, and being outside as many hours a day as possible. Then every year, around the end of August, it happens. The days start to get … Continue reading

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It’s always something

We have all at some point used that phrase “it’s always something.”   Indeed, it is rare to have a smooth, uneventful day.  We have hopes of sailing through our days — waking up, getting our kids off to childcare or school … Continue reading

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Have Bag, Will Travel

“When preparing to travel, lay out all your clothes and all your money. Then take half the clothes and twice the money“. Ah, the lure of travel….the excitement of getting away….the promise of relaxation and vacation time.  It all sounds … Continue reading

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The Cleavers or The Waltons

I grew up in a “Leave it to Beaver” kind of household.  Sure, we had our share of unique issues, but overall we were the stereotypical wholesome all-American family.  Parents in a long-term marriage, two boys, two girls, we all … Continue reading

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