She Believes In Most Of Her Being That 2017 Will Be Magical…

In the conversation in her head she remarks, “I am fascinated by the new year phenomenon. Why do people place so much emphasis on the power of, and potential for, change at the outset of the new calendar  year?” Albeit, she is quickly distracted by a burning urge to ready her brand new journal to…
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From Where I Stand Today…

Thank you devoted readers of The New Forty for five years of loyalty.  I want you to know that postings on The New Forty will be intermittent for the remainder of 2014.  This has nothing to do with my health or well-being (well, as long you don’t count stress as a detractor of my health and…
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A Better Way…

I want to live in a world without email.  I wonder if that world exists anywhere except in the backwoods of West Virginia or in a padded room somewhere.  I wonder how emailing so quickly took over our lives as quickly as it did.  A couple of decades ago email was not the number one…
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Metaphorical Sunshine Re-framed…

The sunshine and lovely temperatures today have me humming a old classic from my youth by The 5th Dimension – Let the Sunshine In.  I always knew the song as it was  coupled with Aquarius as a medley.  Aquarius was a much more ethereal piece that heralded the changing times.  An upbeat segue from Aquarius…
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How To Be Polite In 14 Steps (with Pictures)…

Is politeness an antiquated behavior? Have we lost our ability as a society to be civil and gracious to others? I wonder this every single day as I watch the way our society has become disconnected from others, in part because of technology.  I know this seems counter-intuitive – I know many folks think we…
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