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The Dreaded Dirty Thirty

Our teen years are a time of discoveries, and when we get to celebrate our “Sweet Sixteen.” The twenties are a time of fun and frolic; we get to celebrate turning “Twenty-one” and bask in the privileges that being legal has to offer. Then, we turn thirty… The excitement grows ...

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One Year To Live

We would go to the hospital to watch her die.  Her time was short, cancer was eating her alive.  I have described it that way before because there is no better way to explain it.  She was diminishing quickly before our eyes.  And yet, mom would smile at us.  What is braver than that?  I was ...

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Right Kind of Expectations

You know how it is–The Big Day Blues.  Special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays (or how about the big one, Christmas?) … when big days roll around, there is a high level of energy that goes with it.  We have expectations.  We have ideas on how it’s “supposed” to go and although it’s not a ...

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Happy Birthday! … Or Not?

One…   Two…   Three!   Whoosh, out goes the candles—be it one or one hundred. Applause echoes, and wide smiles as well as vibrant laughter from those around reveals how strenuous and awkward it is to blow out candles. Nevertheless, tasty cake and anticipated presents almost always decorate such ...

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