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JOY AT WORK

I have a number of friends who are currently in the process of  “decluttering” their homes. This is largely because of the very trendy Marie Kondo book, The Life-Changing Magic […]

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Monsoons

Every summer in Arizona there comes a time when the long summer days with their unrelenting 100+ degree temperatures become tiresome if not nearly unbearable.And even though it’s “a dry […]

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Don’t Miss The Moment

I am blessed in my life, if I haven’t shared that before. I am healthy, I have a wonderful partner and a great family. This spring, I was fortunate enough […]

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Moderation

“Everything in moderation,” my father said, sitting in his chair behind his desk, raising a glass and sipping at the three fingers of a single malt whiskey he poured only […]

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Unplugging

Anne Lamott, a favorite writer of mine, describes what I call “spontaneous electronic regeneration” by saying, “Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including […]

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New Year Reflection

The new year is typically a time of self-reflection. We often focus on what we may or may not have accomplished in the past year, and set goals for what […]

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Working the Polls

A few years ago, a friend posted on Facebook that she would be working for the county elections office and that they needed just one more person to work on […]

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Food for Thought

My uncle Mike came to visit last week. We went to dinner and afterward (at his insistence), we ended up at a little place to sing karaoke. Uncle Mike is […]