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Once there was a girl

Once there was a girl. Her name wasn’t actually Hope; but the way she lived each day and looked at one and all, her name could have been Hope. For the sake of this post, we will call her Hope. … Continue reading

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Even a poor tailor is entitled to some happiness!

If you have seen “Fiddler on the Roof” you may recognize the title of this blog post as a line from the movie. It was said by Tevye’s oldest daughter Tseitel’s  true love Motel (pronounced “mottle”)Kamzoil the tailor. Now why am … Continue reading

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I was different; I still am

“I was motivated to be different in part because I was different.” –Donna Brazile I have always marched to my own drummer. You see, I notice trends and movements in the culture. I always have. As a kid, whenever I … Continue reading

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A week bookended by cousins and one of my brothers

Today is my brother Mike’s birthday. To know him is to love him. He is one of those genuine guys that everyone loves. Why is that? He is loving, respectful and believes that there is no such thing as a … Continue reading

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I will stand my ground and I won’t back down

Somewhere along the line, I never heard Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers songs. That is, until 9/11. His song “I won’t back down” became a bit of an anthem for many people. It spoke to their gut about defending what … Continue reading

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What shakes your emotional well-being

Do you ever find that people still can dishearten you, distract you, break your heart or even destroy you? I think all of us have days like that. If you are at a vulnerable or tenuous time in your own life, … Continue reading

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What do you want now? Really?

On Valentine’s Day we often think about cards, flowers, candy, maybe even jewelry. But these days I am thinking more of grand ideas. I am thinking of what I would really love to have if I could have anything. Do … Continue reading

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