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An Ode To Grandma Alice

That curly-haired woman watching her great-grandson play is my Grandma Alice. She’s lived on the same farm for six decades, and she still drives. As children, she let my brother, my cousins, and I drink as much Pepsi as we wanted, and she let us eat from her Snickers stash, which was, and still is, in the bottom drawer of the fridge because she likes them cold. She let us […]

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The Birthday Riddle

“What do you want for your birthday?” It’s the great birthday riddle that is often countered with an even more puzzling response: “Oh, I don’t need anything.” If you’re wondering what to get someone for their birthday, maybe I can help. Spend some time with them, even if it’s sitting on the couch or taking a walk together. Time is of great value. Give them a card, or flowers, or […]

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The Opposite of Strong Isn’t Weak

The opposite of strong isn’t weak. It’s soft. Strong in your gut, soft in your heart. My (Facebook) friend – Courtney A. Walsh, Author and Empowerment Extraordinaire – has used the phrase “softstrong” enough times that it’s stuck with me, and I’ve spent a lot of time figuring out what it means to me. This morning I accompanied my mom to the veterinarian’s office with our cat, Bella, who had […]

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