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This past October, I traveled to Canada for the first time in fifteen years. I was visiting my friend Debbie, my penpal from the 1980’s (the time before email and social media replaced … more
I had the best feeling of my life when I landed a job working at Howard Johnson’s. For a 15-year old girl chomping at the bit for independence, … more
Tidiness.  It’s all the rage these days, said no one ever.   Except that it IS the rage!  A tidying obsession is sweeping through households across the country, … more
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Losing weight, changing my diet, exercising more, being more positive; all those resolutions that are rapidly becoming more of a bucket list than … more
I have a new job teaching college freshmen the foundation skills they will need to be successful in their academic pursuits, future careers, and in life.  I teach them concepts like smart goals, … more
It’s a new year and to me that always means remembrance and celebration. My recent reminiscing began with a wonderful story about my long ago relative whom I’ll call Aunt Effy.  … more
Here we are again, deep in the season that gives us reason to celebrate the senses.  Sights, sounds, smells and best of all, our taste buds come alive.  The North Pole may be 3,400 … more
Dickens really had a way of phrasing things. “Want” is more keenly felt at the holidays, precisely because those who have less are bombarded with the sights and sounds of the abundance … more
Please put a Roomba vacuum under my Christmas tree. I understand this wish violates my long-standing NO APPLIANCES FOR CHRISTMAS rule.  Yes, I know I’ve said, “If … more
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