Old Friends

January 19, 2013

When I was busy raising a family or working way too many hours and I was much (much) younger, I would have fleeting thoughts of old friends and wonder how they were doing.  I’ve been gone from my hometown in Maine (far northeast corner next to Canada) for a very long time.  I left there […]

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Women Haven’t Come Far Enough

January 16, 2013

We’ve all heard the horrid stories of how commonplace rape is in India.  We saw the news articles about that young medical student who was so cruelly tortured and then tossed onto the pavement and left to die.  We read about how long it takes to prosecute a rapist in India – often 10 to […]

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Allowing Ourselves to Be Happy

January 14, 2013

I wrote recently about how I want to change the words I use after I say, “I Am…”  Today I read a blog post from a woman I met at a blogging workshop in Brisbane last year.  She’s funny, creative, clever and terrific to sit next to at a workshop. Debbish wrote a post yesterday […]

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Why Americans Are Loud

January 12, 2013

I know you’ve heard it said heaps of times and maybe you’ve even said it yourself, “Good Lord, those Americans are loud!”  Okay, I’ve said it too and well…  I’m an American as well as an Australian.  I know it’s fun to slam Americans when they’re silly and I do a fair amount of that […]

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January 8, 2013


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I Am…

January 8, 2013

I went walking at Point Cartwright this morning with my friend Madonna and during our conversation she said she’d come across a terrific post about the use of the words I Am.   When it comes to negative self-speak I think you’ll find I wear the crown. Just today I heard myself say in my head: […]

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China to Overtake US Economy

December 17, 2012

That’s a recent headline on Fox News.  Yeah, Fox News so you know it has to be pretty serious when even they agree with the IMF predictions that China will overtake the US economy by 2016.   I thought the article was right but deep inside me I didn’t want to believe it. I still believe […]

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The In-laws Are Coming!

December 4, 2012

Okay, you’ve seen my photo and you know I’m older than dirt because I told you so.  Well, imagine ME having the in-laws coming to visit for two weeks for Chrismas.  Most people my age don’t have in-laws any more.  I found out today that they’re arriving on the 17th. Don’t get me wrong, I […]

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We Should Pay for Online News

December 2, 2012

I know this subject isn’t going to be popular with some people but I’m convinced that with the number of small laptops, smart phones and tablets, the days of carrying a newspaper neatly tucked under our arms are nearly over.  I was having coffee with a friend the other day – a much much younger […]

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The Best of Intentions

December 1, 2012

We’re working on a new food website project and in order to create a searchable index of ingredients, my husband the programmer must parse recipes which will be included in the search.  You would be amazed at how many spelling errors there are in recipes on blogs. I know there will be some who honestly […]

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