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Goals and Paths: A Lesson from Mr. Slow Bird

 Every time I drive through my little suburban neighborhood, I see 10-inch splats of gray feathers, flattened to the road. Sad to say, we’ve got the slowest birds in the world. Just a few days ago, I drove down the little asphalt street, maneuvering through the corridor of parked cars and well-kept yards. I wondered […]

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Overcoming Obstacles...Is this a friend of Howard the Dog?

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Overcoming Obstacles: Howard the Dog

In light of my rather quirky mood, I just have to say–Howard the dog has a cone head. Yup, you heard me. Howard the dog has a cone head. My husband and I always laugh when we see a dog wearing one of those funnels from the vet. You know…the white plastic funnels that looks […]

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Is this a friend of Leroy the Cat?

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Overcoming Obstacles: Leroy the Cat

My car is a dirt magnet. I know, I know…your car is a dirt magnet, too. However, this one is an unusually high-powered dirt magnet. For some reason, the entire universe does not want my car to be clean. For instance, a few months ago as I would back my dirt-powdered car into the driveway […]

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Pick Yourself Up After A Fall

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Pick Yourself Up After A Fall: Embarrassing Situations

I went to the gym. Now, before we go on, I want you put away every ounce of thought that I am an uber-fit person. I certainly am not…but I went to the gym. I went at a late hour when there is less competition for the machines. It is also when people are less […]

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Skill to Teach Children
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10 Not-So-Old-Fashioned Skills to Teach Children

I don’t consider myself old-fashioned or out-of-date. I mean, I’m all for the comforts of life that come with modern technology. (Yup…cell phone and all!) However, I was shocked to realize that a number of the life skills that I learned from my younger years are virtually unrecognizable by younger generations. Many of these skills come in quite handy […]

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