Shine On

The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet. ~Victoria Moran “What difference does it make?!” I’ve said that a lot lately. What difference […]

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Late to the Party

It’s never too late to be who you were meant to be.

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The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank

  “Maybe you don’t realize the dangers of being by yourself out here in this wilderness. There are loonies and crazies running around all over the place…. and we’re all on a first – name basis.” Erma Bombeck I just returned from a few days in the swamps of Georgia where the water tastes like […]

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The Netherlands

When my father turned 80 this past month, I racked my brain to come up with the perfect gift. A new book? A sweater? A fabulous dinner out? Pot Brownies. But then I remembered it’s still illegal in Florida so we went to the Netherlands. My folks came to Europe to visit and we decided […]

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New England – Part 1 of 2- Run to Win – Run 50

Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine. I need to start out admitting I missed New York. There are 3 reasons why. First, I ran out of time. Second, I ran out of money half way through New Hampshire. Third, I was traveling with not one but TWO preschoolers. This leads me to the […]

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Happy Mother/Oma/Girlfriends Day

I never expected to have kids.   No, I don’t want to hold your baby. Please remove your small child from my Prada purse. Smell it? You want me to smell it? Smells like sour milk and crackers. There’s a scene from the movie Overboard where the mother says to Goldie Hawn’s character: “But darling, if you […]

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Reunions. Maybe You Can Go Home Again (& Other Life Lessons) Run 50

My parents are in town for a week. Parkinson’s makes it difficult for my father to travel and he doesn’t do well out of his routine but I needed them and they came. Life Lesson #1: Ask for what you need. Don’t expect to get what you want but ask for what you need. I […]

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