My sister Lydia

By on Sunday, May 31st, 2020.

Lydia – Memorial Service July 31st, 2019 At the risk of repeating many of my sister’s wonderful attributes that have been shared today, I will try to offer a brief recollection of what my sister meant to me personally and how she helped me as I was growing up. This will not be completely chronological,…
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Understanding emotional intelligence and its effects on your life

By on Saturday, September 21st, 2019.

By Erin Gabriel, CNN Experts say emotional intelligence — the ability to read, understand and respond to emotions in ourselves and others — is crucial in predicting our health, happiness and success. It’s our emotional intelligence that gives us the ability to read our instinctive feelings and those of others. It also allows us to…
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Zen Buddhism

By on Friday, September 20th, 2019.

I am one of the least ‘religious’ people you will ever meet. I am acutely skeptical of most things and I’m not easily convinced of someone else’s ‘truth’. My belief system stems from agnostic to total atheist however I struggle with the word atheist. (Quote: “The Agnostic is an Atheist. The Atheist is an Agnostic….
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Definition of Trump from a Brit

By on Saturday, September 7th, 2019.

“Stolen from a friend of a friend. The best description of Trump I have ever read, from a Brit. Someone on Quora asked, “Why do some British people not like Donald Trump?” Nate White, an articulate and witty writer from England wrote this magnificent response. A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities…
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How to prepare yourself for a good end of life

By on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019.

(An article by Katy Butler) My parents lived good lives and expected to die good deaths. They exercised daily, ate plenty of fruits and vegetables, and kept, in their well-organized files, boilerplate advance health directives. But when he was 79, my beloved and seemingly vigorous father came up from his basement study, put on the…
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Places to visit?

By on Friday, August 2nd, 2019.

I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone. You have to be in Cahoots with someone.. I’ve also never been in Cognito. I hear no one recognizes you there.. I have, however, been in Sane. They don’t have an airport; you have to be driven there….
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25 Things You’ll Need to Know After High School

By on Wednesday, June 19th, 2019.

1. Don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember, most stuff is small. 2. The most boring word in any language is “I.” 3. Nobody is indispensable, especially you. 4. Life is full of surprises. Just say “never” and you’ll see. 5. People are more important than things. 6. Persistence will get you almost anything eventually….
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