A Bagel and…

A Bagel and… “Smell the roses.  Smell the coffee.  Whatever it is that makes you happy.” –Rita Moreno Before I retired I rarely had time to enjoy a leisurely morning at a local coffee shop.  Instead, I would stop at a Starbucks on my way to a morning consulting assignment or a university faculty meeting, […]

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Don’t Let It Go: Let It Be

Don’t Let It Go:  Let It Be “It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could.  Instead of ‘let it go” we should probably say: Let it be.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn Jim and I spent Thanksgiving, 2017 with two other couples that we’ve met here in Ocean Pines.  It was the first […]

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Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After Some people ask the secret of our long marriage.  We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week.  A little candlelight dinner, soft music, and dancing.  She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays. Henny Youngman  The other day Jim asked me if I would like to go with him to his […]

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What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago

What I Know Now That I Didn’t Know Ten Years Ago “All we are is the result of what we have thought.  The mind is everything. What we think, we become.”                                                                                                              –The Buddha Ten years ago I was 53.  My husband had just been diagnosed with leukemia.  My daughter just graduated from college and […]

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Let Go of the Past; Let In the Present

I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go. —Jeffrey McDaniel   One of my favorite self-indulgences is going to the nail salon for a manicure or pedicure.  When I lived in a large metropolitan area, there were nail salons on every corner.  The technicians were typically […]

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