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Keeping it Light in Dark Times

These are some dark times. These last (how many months has it been?) have tried us on so many levels. There are times (and I know I am not alone) that I couldn't believe what I was seeing. And with each day, I think tomorrow will be better, only, there are more trials...

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Thirty one days of Enrichment

Covid 19 statewide quarantine! This is it.  It's been called.  Thirty one days of "Stay in your home" for all California residents. How do you weigh in? A prison sentence? A challenge? Hell on earth? Or a chance to grow? I will admit; when it was called, I was mixed...

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Beware the beast….

They say the days are long, but the years are short. You know you are "old" when you get that statement. I have been married for 21 years, together for 25 and we have two daughters, 17 and 19.  We are blessed. Life is a journey.  It's a marathon and not a race, but so...

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The illusion of the holidays

Nothing wraps up quicker than the day after New Years.... From Halloween to New Years is always a ride.  The holidays, the colder weather, it's all so exciting.  And always disappointing... I don't know what it is about the holidays, or who set the expectations, or...

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Moments in time

Out of nowhere a memory popped up in my mind.  Maybe it's all the Hallmark movies this time of year, but as I was watching a dad/daughter moment, my history came flashing back to me... I grew up in a small area.  Went to the city elementary School, middle school and...

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Childhood Flashbacks

I don't know why, but I was sitting here tonight, reading something on Facebook in a parenting group about a defiant teenager with a cavalier attitude and I totally flashed back to my childhood... When you are a teen, you NEVER think you will end up like your...

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