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07th Nov 2013

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Thanksgiving Traditions – New and Old

The holiday season is quickly approaching and my favorite time of the year. I was never a big fan of Thanksgiving because of the turkey. It is dry meat. My...

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30th Oct 2013

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Something Scary

For my regular readers, you know I am phobic/allergic to the “m” and “d” words (i.e. dating, marriage, motherhood).  Previous blog posts show my angst. Dating-Take Cover I had an...

Mothers-Love

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12th May 2013

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My Mom-She Stoops to Conquer

I have said in previous blogs that the greatest asset is that of people who genuinely love and trust you. Although I was not born into wealth, I was born...

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12th Jan 2013

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New Year: Rebirth of the Vision

I am my harshest critic.  I am well aware of my flaws and defects – physically, personally, spiritually, emotionally.  In self evaluation, I focus on what is wrong that I...

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01st Jan 2013

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Happy New Year!

The sentiments expressed in my holiday card are the same that I wish for my readers. ” New York can destroy an individual, or it can fulfill him, depending on...

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24th Dec 2012

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Grown-up Christmas Wish

1.  Loving Kindness I know what you’re thinking, “aren’t you the skeptical cynic?”  Yes, I am.  However, this time of year, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in...

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12th Dec 2012

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Heirlooms

I know it seems so cliche when people say “it’s the most wonderful time of the year.”  However, for me it is and not because of presents.  The sights, sounds,...

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06th Dec 2012

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A Time to Heal & Forgive – Part 3

Now readers we come full circle.  Thanksgiving 2012, I am trimming my tiny tree, sealing Christmas cards, and writing my first blog post for the 2012 holiday season – my...

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02nd Dec 2012

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A Time to Heal & Forgive – Part 2

Fast forward to Christmas 2011.  Christmas Eve with Auntie is a tradition.  When I announced that I was moving to NY in 2011, the first thing the nieces/nephews asked was...

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30th Nov 2012

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A Time to Heal & Forgive – Part 1

This was not suppose to be my original post to kick off the holiday season.  However, in writing that entry, it dawned on me that I should follow good counsel...

NYC-Gumbo

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22nd Nov 2012

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So Much to be Grateful For

This is my second Thanksgiving in the city.  When I move away from home, I do not fly home for Thanksgiving.  I find Thanksgiving travel to be the most frustrated...

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05th Jan 2012

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Happy New Year 2012

I spent the holidays with family.  Holiday traditions were revisited – cookie baking.  There was no snow in Chicago, so no sledding or snowball fights.  Christmas Eve is my special...

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