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Keeping Count

“It’s all about me. This is what I want.” “He never empties the trash, and it’s his job.” “Why do I have to write all the Christmas cards every year? It’s his friends, too.” “This is the third time I’ve … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!!!

Another New Year rolled around and my world doesn’t look any different the day after New Years than it did the day before. I’m actually mildly amused that we celebrate the turning of a calendar page, an artificial counting of time … Continue reading

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Purple Hearts for Pink Ribbon Ladies — and Gents!

I was talking recently with another breast cancer survivor about blessings that have come my way because I had cancer – skills I’ve learned, personal and spiritual lessons, humorous experiences related to coping with the disease and its treatments. She … Continue reading

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Beauty, Beauty Everywhere

How do we define beauty? I once attended a grad school party with students, professors and families. One of my professors introduced me to his wife, a lovely and gracious lady. A few minutes later, as she chatted with other … Continue reading

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The Lord Never Panics

“The Lord Never Panics.” I carried a leather key fob embossed with those words during my nursing school years. There were plenty of reasons to panic. I was taking pharmacology and microbiology, two classes for which I was ill prepared. … Continue reading

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Living Life Large

The waste collection man knocked on my door one quiet Sunday afternoon. “Just checking on your service,” he said. “Does only one family live here?” “Yes,” I answered, thinking his question a bit odd. “Well, it seems like you have … Continue reading

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Legacy: Leave It or Live It?

“Leave a legacy.” We see these words often in solicitations from charities or other institutions. Wills are simply legal documents that pass money and property to heirs – our legacy left to others. Sometimes we use the word legacy to … Continue reading

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