Tag: Musings

With the typical arrogance of youth, in my teens, I assumed most of life’s lessons would be learned by the time a person finished university. From then on, you had it all sorted out. The long days of studying and …

Why Did I Take So Long to Figure Out This Stuff? Read More »

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Christmas is right around the corner, and your To-Do list seems to have taken on a life of its own. Worse yet, 2022 is lurking just over the horizon.  In previous decades, we welcomed in the new year with fanfare …

There Is Still Time to End the Year Strong! Read More »

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Please tell me I am not the only one. Who else has noticed a trend in people taking every single tiny thing as a personal attack on them? Recently, I saw this played out in a letter published in my …

Stop Taking Everything So Personally! Read More »

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Most people have heard the expression, you win some, you lose some. Of course, it is only trotted out after a loss or failure, usually to make the loser feel better about their lack of success.  Growing up in South …

You Win Some. You Learn Some. Read More »

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I was barely nine years old when I fell in love with calendars. Not only did they come with postcard-perfect photos, but they also packaged an entire month into neat little blocks.  When you flipped the page to a new …

Don’t Count the Days. Make the Days Count. Read More »

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I think we can all admit to grabbing our phones in the middle of a conversation in order to look something up. “You say a baby Platypus is a Puggle? Well, let me just check that!”  Knowledge is power, and …

We Are Raising the Kind of Children Employers Loathe. Read More »

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When I stepped back from my weekly blog posts, it was with the goal of freeing up some time during the (Northern Hemisphere) summer to tackle the final revision of my manuscript.  “Manuscript” is what writers call the working document …

How My Lofty Goals for Summer Melted Away like an Ice Cream on a Hot Day. Read More »

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Each week when I prep my blog, I spend time hunting down images that reflect the topic. However, I dread the times when my blog calls for photos of (gasp) older women.  I can spend hours trawling through photo sites …

The Cult of Youth: Where Have All the Older Women Gone? Read More »

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It was the first time I ever felt small, insignificant. I was sixteen and traveling through Europe with my parents.  We were touring Pompeii, and the guide was showing us a drinking fountain with a granite trough. She made sure …

The Lessons Traveling Teaches Us. Why You Should Travel with Your Children. Read More »

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The stores were beckoning, and they drew me in with their tantalizing array of bright shiny objects.  Giddy with excitement, I spent this past week going back into the shops. Since the end of winter, I have visited a few …

The Beauty of Sawubona and the Power of Acknowledging Others. Read More »

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