Monday, October 22nd, 2007 12:26:18

Counting Blessings

We began getting ready for Christmas the first Friday of December with the purchase of our Christmas tree from our children's elementary school. The tree went up the next day in the center of the windows in the back of....

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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 12:16:57

Sunday November 18th Update

I will be on the radio with David Stokes Tonight at 10 P.M. EST on XM Satellite Radio channel 170. His website is We will be discussing Thanksgiving. My latest article, which will be posted here tomorrow can be....

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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 11:12:46

Sow an act and reap a destiny

The ancient Romans coined the phrase "dog days" based on the period of time that the brightest star (Sirius, the Dog Star) rose and set in conjunction with the sun. The Romans believed that Sirius radiated heat to the Earth,....

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Monday, October 22nd, 2007 11:01:36

Chewing the fat about Sea World

Last week, our family visited Sea World. Friends of ours had gone the week before and warned us about the hot weather and the crowds. They were correct. Our Sea World visit began with the Sky Tower, which took us....

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Saturday, October 20th, 2007 10:58:54

Will Oprah propel Obama to the Presidency?

It's no secret: Everyone who wants to sell anything wants to be a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show. They may not admit it but they do. Authors, experts, actors and politicians all hope and believe that, if they appear....

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2007 12:08:08

Nike: Turning a Dream into Reality

"A goal is a dream with a deadline." Napoleon Hill Six months ago, my sister Kathy and I decided to walk a marathon to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. This was a particularly bold goal for Kathy, as she....

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 12:06:30


We all finished the Marathon: Kathy, Cynthia, Phyllis, Jeanne and me. The course was hillier than we imagined - but we perservered and made it to the end. Cynthia and I ran ahead at about 10k and got coffee and....

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Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 10:48:34

Resting Up

A Day of rest and recovery. Today consisted of being pampered at the Divani Apollon Palace Spa & Thallasso Center.Quite a treat - expectially after walking 26.2 miles the day before. If you ever get the opportunity to go, I....

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Monday, September 10th, 2007 12:05:50

The Sun Rises and Shines in Washington DC

I took my first trip to the nation's capital in 1975 with my parents, my sister and my maternal grandmother, Mamoo. A few days before the trip, Mamoo fell down the short, steep hill at the front of our house....

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Monday, September 10th, 2007 12:02:26

Learning From a Dog

A few weeks ago, while visiting my husband's grandmother, I noticed a book about dogs called "Cesar's Way" on a side table in her living room. I thought this was a bit strange as she has no dog, but, since....

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