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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
Donating to our favorite charities this time of year used to be relatively easy and painless. We wrote some checks, gave away some toys and were … more
There are very few places my wanderlusting heart doesn’t fantasize about seeing - but because I’m a creature of habit, when I find somewhere I like I have the urge to settle in. I don’t have a … more
When I look back over these nine years of my life after cancer, how much I’ve lived and loved and accomplished, it makes me dizzy.  It would have taken audacious hope to think I’d come this far. … more
In 1974, when First Lady Betty Ford went public with her breast cancer diagnosis, it was historic for the time. Breast cancer was a hush-hush subject … more
By Louise Sukle lsukle@womannewspapers.com I came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, when all the rules about behavior and workplaces were different,” wrote Harvey Weinstein after … more
I applied for an adjunct teaching position at a local college, a job the Huffington Post describes as “terrible” and “degrading.” … more
Why do people, Christians and non-Christians alike, wholly embrace the idea of Santa Claus and his reindeer? Why do people, Christians and non-Christians alike, wholly embrace the idea of Santa Claus and his reindeer?  Could it simply be the … more
Every December my husband and my all-grown-up-kids drag me to the movies to see the latest holiday blockbuster.  As much as I love family traditions, … more
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