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Note to my readers: I generally don’t rant or stand on a soapbox. Well, rarely. Okay – sometimes. This post is about something happening at my son’s school. However, I posted it here on my blog, because I suspect it’s happening at many schools. Is it just me? Or has anyone else noticed that the […]

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I admit it. I’m a passionate learner. My bookshelf and Kindle hold countless volumes of how to’s, self help, spirituality guides and memoirs. I love taking classes and trainings and I devour information like a teen eats fries. If learning were a disease, I’d be on the critical list. Unfortunately, after 50-some years of learning, […]

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I just love words. I love to learn new words and use old words. I love to use the word “Word” when I wholeheartedly agree with somebody, followed closely by the word “up” or “dude”. Nostalgically, two of my all-time favorite words are “cudgel” and “habiliments”. I learned them when I was about 8 years […]

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I hadn’t seen my friend Clare since Thanksgiving when we met for lunch last week. We hugged, sat down and commenced the catch-up chatter.  For her, it was Christmas in Aspen, a new Rolex, New Year’s Eve in NYC, and upcoming charity events.  My story was similar: dog attacked by coyote, sixty-thousand-mile maintenance check on […]

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