About This Year’s Christmas Cards…

May you enjoy all the things that are magical about the holiday season with those you hold dear and may you have peace in your heart, a sparkle in your eye, and a lightness in your soul. This I wish for you – for all of us – embrace  joy.   This is my greeting card this…
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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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