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Facing The Empty Nest – A personal reflection…

Facing The Empty Nest – A personal reflection…

They just don’t get it, do they? Young adults do not understand the anxiety a parent feels when they move out of the family home. They are flushed with the enthusiasm of new possibilities. They yearn for freedom. Freedom away from their parents and the freedom to make their own choices as they grasp onto … Continue reading

A New Year – A New Approach

A New Year – A New Approach

2012 was a year of personal challenges and growth for me. Beginning toward the end of 2011 and into 2012, I experienced several family deaths. These losses included three uncles, two aunts, a young cousin, my mother, and my dog. I also transitioned through two job situations before finding a freelance writing gig. In all … Continue reading

Respecting and Reconciling Holiday Traditions

Respecting and Reconciling Holiday Traditions

 When Santa Meets Jesus I love the Christmas holiday. As a small child, I was enraptured with the magic of Christmas. In my child’s mind, I had no issues with melding the fantasy of Santa Claus with the religious significance of the birthday of Jesus. To me, Christmas was a time of celebration. I was … Continue reading

Voting – A Civic Duty

Voting – A Civic Duty

From my early days in college, I have assisted with voter registration. The right to vote and the ability to have my voice heard is important to me. I remember when Civics was a required course in high school. I also remember the civil rights and feminist movements. When I began elementary school, all females were … Continue reading

The Blame Game

The Blame Game

Who are the winners in the Blame Game? I have been at the end of the finger tip of finger pointer – someone who employs the Blame Game to avoid taking responsibility for a making a mistake or exercising bad judgment. It is an uncomfortable position to be in and I have rarely escaped the … Continue reading