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She was born in Athens, Ohio, and her family tree was filled with distinction. Didn’t matter. She wasn’t worthy. And her design was so understated and subtle that it was denounced as well. America and Americans are not always beautiful. She was … more
From the Navy Seals, to cutting edge organizations, to the kid next door. Everyone is beginning to realize the power of positivity and how to harness it for their own use. The good news — it’s available to everyone. With continued practice your … more
I’m going to do something a little bit risky with this column. No, no — I’m not using it to give relationship advice. I’m not that stupid. No, I’m going to write about something that is about to happen, but which you will know the … more
Thank you in advance for reading this column. I sure do appreciate all of the emails feedback, what an awesome community we have. I hope you will join me for the next few weeks as this is the first of a three-part series: Love, Happiness, and … more
Brenda Lee’s comin’ on strong. I’m sorry, so sorry, please accept my apology. For what I said in the high school cafeteria to Dottie Danford. For what I said in the art building elevator at UCLA to Magenta O’Toole. For what I said … more
Deciding to leave the family home of 30-plus years and move to a retirement community isn’t easy. Our homes are filled with memories and a familiarity we tend to hold on to as we grow older. But memories don’t make dinner conversation, trigger a … more
“The only constant in life is change.” My father must have quoted that little trope to me about 100 times in my life. Usually, it was at the exact moment that the wisdom of the statement was the least bit useful to me. But, of course, that … more
It is said Thomas Edison tried and failed 10,000 times before successfully inventing the light bulb. And when it comes to trying and failing and finally succeeding, Abraham Lincoln’s attempts at running for political office and finally becoming … more
A newcomer to our state said, “Why don’t you write about the first snow of the year?” I said, “You mean the one we had in early January?” “No, the one we just had — in October.” “That was the first snow of the season. Not … more
If you ask me, the kind of music the sounds best in the wintertime, when it gets cold and dark early, can be summed up in one word — warm. Warm music sounds, clearly, like it was produced by human hands. It’s acoustic guitar driven tracks, … more
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