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Connecting To Humanity

(0) Comments | Posted July 29, 2013 | 4:09 PM

Grandmother's everywhere unite in the golden rule of; "If you can't say something nice, simply don't say it at all." Today, most millenials would agree that if you can't say something relevant in 140 characters or less, it's not worthy of sharing.

Given the recent celebration of Twitter's 7th...

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Vibrancy in an Unknown Place

(0) Comments | Posted November 19, 2012 | 12:15 PM

As you can see from my blogger profile, I'm writing from the heartland of America; the great State of Iowa. No, we're not the potato state. We're also different than Ohio, and -- contrary to popular belief, not all of us caravan to work on combines or tractors.

Many...

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The Opportunity Factor

(0) Comments | Posted July 20, 2012 | 10:10 PM

We've all had opportunities in our lifetime. Some of these we have chosen to take, and some we have let pass us by. It is usually not until after the unseized moment has lapsed that we realize when an opportunity should have been plucked from the universe.

Without regret. These...

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Nesting and Numbers

(1) Comments | Posted July 6, 2012 | 6:00 PM

Urban Dictionary defines nesting as "a ritual performed by pregnant women in ridding the house, the 'nest,' from anything potentially harmful to the soon to be born child. This can also be seen as a phase before menstruation where the woman enjoys cuddling and snuggling more than usual."...

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Baptism and Birthday Candles

(0) Comments | Posted May 31, 2012 | 2:14 PM

I was baptized by font in a small Catholic church in Nebraska as a baby; a decision made in tandem by my parents, but no doubt forged mainly by my mother. I was held coolly by my Godparents and our priest for several photographs, and -- if memory serves me...

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Gulliver Travels Solo

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2012 | 12:40 PM

It was mere happenstance that the year I was chosen to represent the United States as our Ambassador for Variety The Children's Charity, we had voted upon Dublin, Ireland as our location for International Convention. Our organization is global; with most of our representation residing throughout the United States and...

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Supplemental Life

(1) Comments | Posted March 27, 2012 | 3:30 PM

During a Dateline NBC episode that recently aired on the increase in supplement use by Americans, I was intrigued to look into this social health phenomenon further. For years, we have turned to supplements and wellness products to aid in weight loss, increase muscle mass, provide relaxation, ignite sexual drive...

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Forty Days and Sleepless Nights

(0) Comments | Posted February 27, 2012 | 3:20 PM

I grew up Catholic. An interesting statement to begin -- however, given this unique time of year and ubiquitous understanding of Lent, you'll better appreciate my opening remarks.
For those who practice Catholicism or follow the religion, you are aware that we have recently begun our journey into the...

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