Category Archives: Family

Grinning and Baring It

Credit Bette Davis or the bible, I’ll let you pick which said, “old age isn’t for sissies.” Whatever you decide they knew what they were talking about. I’m blessed with amazing health and energy. A fact I work diligently to … Continue reading

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Making 2018 Better for All People

Another New Year, I wish everyone a healthy, happy and prosperous 2018. I’ve heard it said, “current problems can’t be solved by using the same approach.” I’m paraphrasing, but the notion is the same. Insanity is doing the same thing … Continue reading

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year 2018 has arrived and as I ring in the new I’m reminded of the old. The second of seven children. We are now geographically dispersed. I’m the only sibling on the west coast. The rest and their … Continue reading

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Natural Disasters and Everyday Heroes

Thursday the Santa Ana winds blew a firestorm toward my home. California’s Mediterranean climate is ideal. The mild weather feels like spring and summer year-round in Southern California. The earth quakes and shakes. Wildfires are another fact of life. In … Continue reading

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Have You Smiled Today?

Have you smiled today? Did it touch your eyes? Produce a laugh? I’m convinced smiling and laughter keep me young. Fortunately, for me I have no shortage of material when my two dogs are running amok. Travis pounces on lizards … Continue reading

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Thankful Heart

Thanksgiving has come and gone, but not the blessed feeling. Time with family and friends-priceless. I’m taking today to remind myself of all my blessing before I’m sucked into the Christmas holiday frenzy. No amount of consumerism can erase the … Continue reading

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A World that Works for Everyone

What would a, “world that works for everyone look like?” I’m not sure I know. There are things we can all agree on. Everyone should have enough food to eat, clean water to drink and clean air to breathe. A … Continue reading

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Inspired Living

Who or what inspired you today? This is no easy question for me. I’m having a great day and I haven’t looked for or sought inspiration. Every day is as good as I decided it will be. Challenges come and … Continue reading

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America Mourns Again

How many times do we need to wake up to the news of another mass shooting? Enough. This isn’t a gun issue, rather a mental health issue. Our country is failing miserably to identify and help those suffering from mental … Continue reading

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Keeping the High Watch

My daughter is on her own now and making her way in this world. She attends college, works part time and still calls home when she needs a hand. Usually, it’s a monetary infusion. Ask any mother and they’ll tell … Continue reading

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