31 Days, 32 Revelations: Knowing When To Move On

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Worthy of Hatred

I always say wisdom comes with age and its too bad that we can't be younger when we finally "get it".  I always talk about the word hate and what is worthy of that word.  People who say mean things and do mean things are not worthy of the word hate.  What is worthy is a sick child and hating the fact that he/she may not get better....more

Let the child be the witness

Circus, 2011...more

LESSONS FROM A GREAT DOG

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The Constant vs. The Variable-- Which One Are You?

I have a weekly call with my grandparents who live down south. And, as always, my grandmother went on and on about how much she would love for my brother to call her. She told me how she prays and thinks of him often. She swooned about how she loves hearing his deep voice say, "Hi, Grand-MAW". She reminisced how my brother loved eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches as a child. Gag me with a jagged spork! As I hold the phone away from my ear, rolling my eyes, I can feel my blood boil up my back. ...more

Finding Your AFFIRMATION

 Dear Readers, Least you think I do not possess an opinion, I give you… Some of my pet peeves: ...more

Bill Cosby's Wife Sez

Or, why we all, especially women, need to know the convict part of ourselves. Remember the Penn State/Jerry Sandusky scandal of last year? How easily we forget such things after they move off center stage for the media. But a whole lot of people, the victims, their family and friends, the student body, the administrators and last but not least, the Penn State Board of Trustees, won’t ever forget....more

A Girl's Weekend Doesn't Have to Be Fancy to be Memorable

We had a million reasons why it wouldn’t work. Valid reasons: small children to attend to, small businesses to run, small budgets to take into consideration. And then one of us was diagnosed with breast cancer and suddenly we knew that it had to work, somehow. Even if it was just a forty-eight-hour getaway. Even if it wasn’t on a beach or to some culinary mecca. Because none of that mattered in the end. Just being together, all five of us, converging in the Midwest on a cold and dreary weekend in December – that’s what mattered....more

What's Your Definition of Late?

I'm late, I'm late for A very important date. No time to say hello, goodbye, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late...more

Baggage — It’s all in the Way You Carry it.

Most people have baggage. Although, one case differs from another, pun intended. As adults, we carry some or a lot through life depending on our life experiences. I have always believed those who struggle with adversity are stronger people who can cope, deal with life’s difficulties and rise above it. So maybe there is something to be said about honing up to the baggage, unpacking it and moving on with life....more