Monthly Archives: June 2020

What Would Summer Be…Without Tomatoes?

Dear Reader: We have all heard the expression “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” but I am of the belief that the round red fruit (and vegetable) we need to eat for our health is tomatoes…juicy red tomatoes! … Continue reading

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No Day is the Same

Dear Reader: Life fascinates me…no matter how many pine trees are in a forest… none are exactly alike upon closer inspection. Ask any parents of multiples births…(their children might be physically “identical” twins, triplets, quads, etc.) but each one’s emotional … Continue reading

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History Repeats Itself in Board Games

  Dear Reader: It is interesting to realize… if we ever take time to research the history behind many famous children and adult board games… that there is a common core stemming from their origins. They all emerged from challenging … Continue reading

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“All of a Sudden”…Life Becomes a Beautiful Mess

Dear Reader: Can’t we all remember the moment, in our lives, when we realized that we couldn’t control what happened in it…and even if we could…should we? I don’t know about you…but has life suddenly started feeling like a board … Continue reading

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“She Designed a Life She Loved”

Dear Reader: Yesterday I was doing some research on a cool sculpture I read about in a novel and somehow ended up going from sculptures to wooden plaques? Suddenly there it was: “She designed the life she loved.” I call these … Continue reading

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Memories of “Funny Money”

Dear Reader: Some memories from the past come floating back so easily with just a few words…actually two… “Funny Money.” Mother was able to put three children through college because of daddy’s pension which she never touched…and believe me…there were … Continue reading

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“Becoming is Better than Being”

Dear Reader: We have talked several times on this post about the mistake too many people make when they emphasize  “doing” over “being.” In today’s world…work seems to have taken priority in people’s self-imagery and identification. Yet…if we hear resumes read … Continue reading

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“A life Without Cause is a Life Without Effect”

Dear Reader: I love hearing true stories from people who saw a need and reacted immediately…sometimes leaving their own jobs and/or changing their entire lives at great risk. This happened to one woman interviewed yesterday on one of the talk … Continue reading

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Keeping Adventures Alive… Creatively

Dear Reader: One positive aspect of stay-at-home living has been a sharp increase in creativity…humans coming up with ways to entertain their children, using technology to communicate with loved ones, and increased reading and storytelling times at night. A recent … Continue reading

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Summer is Here!

Dear Reader: Even though the reality of this summer, 2020, will not be like other summers…minus camps,  family vacations, summer sports…there is still, for me, a sense of nostalgia just saying the word “summer” from my childhood memories. …Except for … Continue reading

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