Monthly Archives: December 2013

Out With The Old

A new year means so many things. I am lugging a stack of manila folders from my desk to the file cabinet. My computer is crashing and while I know what I want to replace it with and everything is … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays 2013

My son-in-law’s mean chili (his description) is cooking and it smells so good, it is tainting my ability to think of a topic. Our white Christmas is quickly melting but the spirit of the song is alive and well. My … Continue reading

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Malala and Pope Francis: The Power of Personality

When my children were growing up, I saw first hand, the power of personality. In that particular case, it was negative power used by a bully who had a persona that others felt compelled to follow, much like Hitler, I … Continue reading

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No Other Gifts

One of the biggest blessings I enjoy these days is the do-over through my grandchildren. I have the opportunity to correct the mistakes I made with my children. I recognize the importance of time – spending time, making time, and … Continue reading

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Party Phobia

Company is coming! For the last treat of my month in Florida, I get to see my niece and her daughter. I haven’t seen her in two years, so this is extra special. My daughter doesn’t have many cousins so … Continue reading

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Time, Time, Time

Time, time, time…. The baby is over a week old. How can that be? I leave in less than a week? How can that be? The AWOL sun is finally peeking out from behind the clouds. Diamonds are sparkling on … Continue reading

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Best Laid Plans

My daughter and son-in-law made excellent plans for my participation in the new baby’s arrival before I arrived. They programmed the route to the hospital, over an hour worth of driving, into the GPS in the car that I would … Continue reading

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Waiting for Baby

Everyone knows the angst of waiting. Parents know the added angst of your child going through pain and wishing you could take it on for them. It’s universal. I’m not a dad, but I assume they feel it just like … Continue reading

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Culture vs Climate

Here are some things I have noticed while on my walks. There is a big difference in the type of grass used here. In Colorado, people plant Kentucky Blue Grass. Under the St. Augustine grass found here, which looks like … Continue reading

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