Everyone Needs A Little Lucy In Their Life…

I never imagined I would be an Ethel, until I was. I believed for a long time that being an Ethel meant doing what was expected and safe. Frankly, being an Ethel seemed dull. Not that anyone saw me as an Ethel, everyone assumed I was all Lucy, all the time. But the line between…
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Same As It Ever Was…

Well, hello there. You may not remember me as my last blog entry was in late 2014. Prior to that blog entry I amassed over 1,800 blog entries over a five year period. I guess you could say blogging was “my thing” – until it wasn’t. Moving from daily blogging to periodic blogging to no…
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What A Fabulous Legacy…

Yesterday was Miss Sparkle’s last day of ninth grade.  It left her a little melancholy.  It left me a little melancholy as well.  A whole year passed so quickly.  I never cease to be amazed at how quickly the time goes. I confess that I was happy to be relieved of the additional time burden…
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Okay, Maybe Not A Saint…

Every year, for the past half a dozen years, I have roomed with my friend Mary for the annual International Association of Emergency Managers conference.  The handful of days we spend at the conference each year are always a whirlwind of catching up and creating new memories.  We talk, we laugh, we work, and we…
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Thank You To All My Girls…

One of the greatest gifts I have received in this lifetime has been the gift of being surrounded by amazing women.  Not perfect women, not famous women, not super women – real women – the kind of women that have not had flawless, pristine lives and immaculately kept houses. My women – indeed, my girls…
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