”Down With the Bad, Up With the Good”

It's been twenty-one weeks today. Twenty-one. Whole. Weeks. Typically, when a person refers to time in something other than the obvious measure, such as weeks versus months in my case, one can deduce that there must be a specific reason for doing so. In my lifetime, I've often used such a comparison of time when …

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The Gift of Gab Amongst Other Things

I am definitely my father's daughter when it comes to the gift of gab and being around people.  As a kid, waiting for him to finish a conversation or worse yet, running into someone else that he knew (which was pretty much everyone!), I can't say that I always appreciated his love of talk, especially …

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Present in Every Possible Moment, in Every Possible Way on Every Possible Day

"The good news is that you are in Hawaii....you don't need much." This is the response that the front desk clerk cheerfully rang out with, as I wearily awaited the two-day late arrival of our luggage at wee hours in the morning. After having been without our 'stuff' for over forty-eight hours, his statement has …

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