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Mark My Words

Politically speaking…

I have been biting my tongue, really, really hard over the past few months as it related to our government, the two parties, Obamacare and all that goes with it, including the shutdown that we just endured. I love talking politics and I really believe, even though it is hard at times, VERY hard, that most of our elected representatives …

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Oh rats, a mouse!

I fell asleep in the recliner the other night. That rarely happens, but I was so tired that I ended up dozing off while watching TV. Everyone else was in bed; the living room was lit only by the TV, which by this time was showing something that comes on well after the local news. To be honest, I can’t …

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Living with regrets

Last week, among others, I made the following comment: “We can live our lives with regrets, I suppose, but I prefer not to. It can drive you crazy worrying about the ’what ifs‘ in life. Every single thing we do can be analyzed and debated, so why bother? So while I may wonder, I do not regret.” When I wrote …

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Emotional Day

Last Friday was a pretty monumental day in my life. What started out as a day full of excitement, anticipation and yes, nerves, ended on a very somber note when I got home. To backtrack, last Thursday afternoon I received the phone call that I had been waiting for. A JOB OFFER! Of course I accepted, without hesitation, mind you. …

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Time flies

It is hard to believe that school starts in just a few days. It seems like just yesterday that students were packing up their desks and saying their goodbyes for the summer. Being that I was a student teacher when the last school year ended, I realized just how emotional the last day can be for both students and teachers! …

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Don’t just live life; build one

Once in a while, a celebrity can say something that is not only intelligent, but also meaningful. They may even say something transforming, moving or life-changing. Sadly, it seems that when movie stars, athletes or those “15-minutes of fame” pop culture idols open their mouths that is not what you get. More often than not their words amount to nothing …

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