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Climbing In Her Skin

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” — Atticus Finch, by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird I revisited an emergency last … Continue reading

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A Journey With Coffee, Kids And Cool

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, … Continue reading

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Responsibility Is Your Choice

“Cleanliness is next to impossible.”  — Author Unknown If you own a house or rent an apartment, you have to do housework. Or, you don’t. The choice is yours, but the mess is yours as well. If you live in … Continue reading

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Making Peace, Making Cookies

Peacemaking means making peace. It can also mean making cookies. And when there is a quibble, one just needs to take … a … nibble. (oh gads, that’s a terrible rhyme) We had a little bit of a neighborly dog … Continue reading

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It’s My Neighborhood, Too

“It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood.” —  Fred Rogers It’s easy to drive through our neighborhoods thinking about the day ahead or the day behind us. It’s easy to take a walk to our favorite park without thinking about … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 324 – Taking Pride In Our Neighborhoods

“Don’t buy the house. Buy the neighborhood.” — Russian Proverb A bottle lay shattered on the pavement. Coming back from my morning run, I stopped and studied the bottle, pieces glinting in the morning light. It wasn’t interesting, just an … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 300 – Use The Right Yardstick

“Never lose sight of the fact that the most important yardstick of your success will be how you treat other people – your family, friends, and coworkers, and even strangers you meet along the way. “ — Barbara Bush It … Continue reading

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