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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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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Those promises we make to ourselves to embrace new beginnings with a new year are a waste of time. When you’re ready to jump, the water will be there…..You can’t be who you are, where you are until you’ve been who you were where you were!

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It’s time to break through, move on and move up. Or MOVE OVER while life passes you by! “I’d rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.”

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Whether we are so absorbed in the tasks at hand that we imprison ourselves, or whether unforeseen and uncontrollable circumstances blow us off course, when we are clicking on all cylinders, doing what we’re born to do, detours are unwelcome annoyances at the very least.

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There is no tragedy like the tragedy of the unopened gift.
You see the person you could have become but did not; you never followed your calling; you never got out of the boat.

Those passionately engaged in life refuse to be denied the use of their gifts.
“Christmas is always ours to grasp as long as we have hands to clasp,” (Seuss).

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  Another of my beloved colleagues lost his job this month after an incredible 38-year run with a well- established newspaper. We both held executive positions there working together for almost 20 years. Having been over the newspaper’s human resources I’m qualified to say a more gifted, beloved employee could not be found. Now, on the other […]

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