On The Rise

Kat, me and Tam many moons ago… I have a confession.  About five years ago I was the target of an intervention (yes, it is true).  My friends Kat and Tam cared enough to tell me the truth and I have to tell you it changed my life.  I was out-of-touch and my problem areas…
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Wanted Dead Or Alive…

I heard yesterday that one of my colleagues in the field of emergency management died.  She wasn’t  all that old (but age is relative to how old you are and having arrived at the new forty I can only say – she was "older" than me, but not "old").  It seems I have heard about…
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Cry And Your Mascara Runs…

                                                                Sarah, Carol and Cheyenne celebrating… I received a giant birthday card the other day from Regan, the beautiful and delightfully spunky daughter of my dear friend Barbara.  In the card Regan said, "Mom says it doesn’t matter when I send this card because when you are fifty you celebrate every day."  I smile every time I…
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Incommunicado!

It has been a harrowing two days. It all began on Friday morning when my computer started  making a loud, continuous buzzing noise.  For a moment there my life flashed before my eyes (my life’s work that is) and I immediately started mumbling – "arrgh- I knew I should have backed up my data this past month."  I must…
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A Pony For Christmas

Banner news today…after waiting for 40 years it finally came to me yesterday – the pony I wanted for Christmas when I was ten! Well, not an actual pony, I am speaking symbolically of course about the type of gift that you know you have only a small chance of getting, but you just want it…
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