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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17 Minutes…

Miss Sparkle is on week two of tenth grade. This year she is at West Fargo High School (her home school) as opposed to Sheyenne High School (where the West Fargo School District housed all the ninth graders).  Let me be the first to say, what a difference a year makes! In ninth grade there…
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Want To Be Happier And Healthier?

I am back on my Oprah sexual health reading again.  I bounce between the sex and financial articles (which says something about me that probably requires deeper analysis by a mental health professional).  At any rate, I love the factoids I find in the little articles on Oprah’s site.  Some I find humorous and some…
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Attitude Of Gratitude…

I would like to extend my thanks to all the readers of The New Forty today for their support and contribution to this blog and to me personally.  To you, dear readers, I extend my warmest wishes for a day filled with family, friends, and gratitude.  May your Thanksgiving be a day filled with all…
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The Positivity Broker…

I made a quick stop at the Dollar Tree after work this evening to pick up a few items.  There were an awful lot of folks at the Dollar Tree.  Apparently, it was the happening place to be.  I tried to get in and out quickly, but the aisle congestion made it somewhat challenging to…
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