Finding Joy

Finding joy. In my Merriam-Webster Dictionary, joy is located on the page headed by “jounce” (meaning: jolt) and “juice” (meaning: juice). Joy is defined as “a feeling of happiness that comes from success, good fortune, or a sense of well-being” also “a source of...

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It’s a Wrap

About ten minutes ago I happily shouted, “It’s a wrap!” No, I’m not directing a major feature film (more’s the pity). I’ve just finished wrapping up, boxing up and mailing holiday gifts for friends and family who live- -somewhere else. I’m a Christmas Expat, 300 snowy...

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More than One Kind of Hero

This morning I got into an interesting Facebook conversation with some friends, two guys that I very much like and respect. Both are Vietnam vets, both hard-working individuals who have excelled in their professions and given a lot back to their respective...

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Civics Drawing Has Two Winners!

Thanks to all who entered the drawing based on my November 18 blog, Civics Crisis USA. In case you don’t remember, the three branches of the US Federal Government are: Legislative-Congress, a bicameral branch composed of the House of Representatives and the Senate...

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Gifts for Writers

I know, I know, you’ve been wracking your brain, trying to figure out gifts for the writers in your life. Believe me, it’s a problem. Even if you ask a writer what they’d like for a gift, they’ll probably answer with, “Huh?” It’s an old story, getting lost in the...

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