As an HR professional, I feel compelled to weigh in on the current Sexual Harassment Revolution. It is a revolution. Things are just getting started. Hang with me here. Some of this may surprise you. My career spans four decades.  I have facilitated sexual harassment training for businesses, non-profits and small companies, conducted several harassment […]

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It’s the season of gift lists, gift wrap, gift cards, gift giving, gift tags, gift receiving, gift shipping, gift delivery, gift exchanging, gift returns. It’s a gift marathon.  To successfully pull it off in record time you need energy, monetary resources, degrees in finance, creativity, logistics and a pack of patience. There is a gift aspect […]

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My posts have been few and far between these past months as my ‘muse’ has been absent. Sometimes, it is still hard to think. Ted and I have been focused on the completion and move to our new house. For those unfamiliar, we suffered a house fire in February 2016. See What Can I Do? […]

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  The events of our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order.– Eudora Welty Thank you for the incredible feedback from my last post, 10 Lessons Learned in 2016. Many of you commented on your own watershed moments as they apply to life’s tough […]

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Imagine. You’ve spent decades raising four children. They have all grown and flown the nest. You and your spouse are eagerly facing the years you’ve planned for, dreamed and talked about – years void of responsibilities minor children require, years for travel, exploring new hobbies and interests. As part of the “rest of your life plan” […]

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Among the lip-smacking tastes of sweet potato pie, green beans, and turkey and dressing this Thanksgiving, there is a faint hint of bittersweet for me and my extended family. It has been a challenging year for us all, one of great pain, sadness and exhaustion from multiple directions and different fronts. Together we will gather to collectively praise and […]

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Many of you have asked for an update following the loss of our home to fire earlier this year. What Can I Do?  Thank you for your continued prayers. Moving through Labor Day weekend, I felt a profound sense of transition. I deemed it a ready departure from the previous eight months of loss and recovery to […]

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CINDER ella

Iris, our 3-year old granddaughter, visited last month, her second trip since our house fire in February. Six days after the fire, Iris saw the house’s remains as depicted in my previous post What Can I Do? When Iris visited two months later she kept asking Bops and me to go see the castle. The castle? What was she talking […]

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What Can I Do?

In January, I posted It’s Time! promising to resume writing after months of silence. Little did I know that post would become an apt ruler to measure what was ahead. A week later my mother died. Service and burial were delayed by a snowstorm but my husband’s scheduled hand surgery was not. Nine days later, we lost our house in […]

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It’s Time!

There has been a pregnant pause to my blog posts for the past few months. I’ve been too busy living life to take time to write about it. It’s time! As I begin 2016 by reflecting on my forthcoming annual lessons learned from the year before post, I thought I would resurrect: A Creed for 2011 (author unknown). […]

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