Mar
16
Luck ‘O the Irish
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All the talk of St. Patrick’s Day and Luck ‘O the Irish has me thinking…does this phenomenon called luck really exist?   I’m not convinced that it does.  I don’t think anything is life is that random.  There are no accidents.  We make choices and our choices have natural consequences.  Events happen and we respond.  Chance [...]

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Feb
21
Taking Risks
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I’ve often said that life is too short for me to satsify my vast interests.  I love stretching my boundaries, learning new skills, and discovering hidden strengths.  But walking the catwalk in a local fashion show was never on my radar.  When my husband and I were asked to model for a school fundraiser, my adamant [...]

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Sep
11
Free Redecorating (by tweens)
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I won’t lie to you.  Most days I have to stifle a potentially explosive feeling of irritation when I encounter the mess that comes from having three children.  Fighting a strong preference for order, I’ll mumble cues to myself:  “Look the other way.  Don’t comment on the mess.  Remember how much you love them.  That’s [...]

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Jul
31

I bought my tween son a drum set.     <Pause for condolences> Based on my somber mood as I drove to the store, you might have thought my beloved dog had died.  I fought the good fight in my head, listing all the reasons I shouldn’t be making this purchase.  Visions of money being flushed [...]

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Jul
24
Search and Rescue
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Reaching into the depths of my couch cushions feels frighteningly similar to accepting a dare from my older sister in childhood.  It’s the kind of dare where you had to close your eyes, stick out your hands and your tongue, and hope that Mom or Dad would come running if you felt the need to scream.  [...]

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