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Older than Zip Codes–Yep, That’s Me

Tomorrow is my birthday, and I will be 55 years old. Fifty-five. Years. Old. The double nickel. Halfway through my fifties and skidding downhill toward my . . . I can’t even say it. Holy cow. How in the heck … Continue reading

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Goldilocks Gets a Buzz … And a Lesson in Tolerance, Too

Once upon a time, a little girl in a little town quietly walked upon a stage in front of a crowd of strangers and bravely relinquished her long, golden ponytail to the snip, snip, snip of the scissors. And then … Continue reading

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It’s the Journey That Matters

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” ― Ernest Hemingway This past weekend I attended yet another funeral–this one for a good man who fought a long, … Continue reading

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Pain, Gain, Guts, Glory . . . And Pickles

“Let those winds of time blow over my head, I’d rather die while I’m living than live while I’m dead.” –Jimmy Buffett, lyrics from “Growing Older But Not Up” He caught me off guard, in a weak moment when pride … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part II

In my last post, I reminisced about a few of the lessons I had learned from my mom and how those lessons have impacted my life. While I was writing that post, I kept wondering about the lessons other adults … Continue reading

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The Lessons We Learn from Our Parents, Part I

“There are no mistakes or failures, only lessons.” –Denis Waitley When I was in the fifth grade, I was a knobby-kneed, stringy-haired tomboy who liked to ride my horse, play with my dogs, catch frogs on the pond bank, and … Continue reading

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Grasp Life by the Handlebars

I’ve spent a lot of time on my bicycle in the last year and a half, progressing from a breathless couple laps around the track to heart-thumping, leg-pumping 30-mile treks down the highway.  I’m strong but I’m slow, and those … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from My Three Sons

After almost 27 years of being a mother, I have finally become just pretty darn smart.  My three sons may laugh hysterically at such a ridiculous notion, but they shouldn’t, for most of what I have learned over the years … Continue reading

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