The Power Of “mom”…

One of the most powerful words on the planet is “mom” in all its variations – mommy, mother, mama, etc. – and in all the languages that exist.   It carries with it a multilayer meaning that goes from biological basics to idealized characteristics.  It carries with it expectations of unconditional love, nurturing, and guidance;…
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A Little Boy’s Best Friend…

I was horrified to hear about the lost 3-year-old boy in Cooperstown, North Dakota.  I  imagine the family members were going out of their mind when they realized he had wandered off. Thank God it ended well.  After almost six hours (in the wee hours of the morning) the little boy was found safe and…
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With All My Butt…

I saw a plaque in The Paragon catalog that made me smile.  It isn’t something I would necessarily purchase and hang on my wall, but it shared a sentiment that I will happily adopt.  It is a sentiment that makes sense to me – its logical, but humorous at the same time. The plaque reads,…
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Any Extra Love To Go Around?

I have a soft spot for creatures. I want them to have good lives in loving homes.  This applies to all creatures, even the ones  that I would not personally have as pets (yes, reptiles and amphibians, I am talking about you). The FM Humane Society has a plea on its Facebook page today for…
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The Best Gifts…

Yesterday and today I received two of the best gifts I could have asked for this holiday season.  Gifts that you cannot buy at Macy’s or Amazon or Target.  Gifts that have no price tag. Yesterday, my dear friend Rose Marie Velarde called me.  Rosie lives in California and is one of the most amazing…
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