Make Your Success Personal

January 24, 2014

How do you define success? Is success the six or seven-figure income? Do you know you arrived with your first home? Is waking up in the morning your idea of success? Are you sure your definition of success is your definition? A Merriam-Webster Moment There is an interesting discussion going on in writers’ forum, About […]

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Marching to the Beat

January 9, 2014

I openly confess I suffer from middle child syndrome. I take great pride in being the middle child of seven My family ranking also influences my personality I wrote about the topic at Tor Constantino’s blog, the Daily Retort (enjoy Tor’s writing). One of the ways my pecking order affects me is an overpowering need […]

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Pursuing a Passion

January 2, 2014

A new year is the deep inhale for tomorrow’s exhale. New year – new adventure. At least that’s how it works for me. As I alluded to in my 2013 Musings, I decided to combine a personal passion with a dash of business. Passion Pursuit When you have participated in an event for over a decade, […]

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2013 Musings

December 27, 2013

In the rush of life, we sometimes forget to stop and reflect. Our busiest times are probably the ideal time for reflection. I created this blog primarily to provide a platform for my musings – and whatever else struck my fancy. Fortunately, the universe has a natural time for reflection. The end of another year. The […]

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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

December 20, 2013

I love Christmas. The lights, the stockings, the holiday cards. Real, live paper holiday cards It so trumps junk mail My dad built what we call the Bear Barn. (We used to call my dad, Bear, until he said he missed being called Dad). The Christmas Trek Dad’s Bear Barn has converted into a storage […]

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Pictorial Proof of 3-Day Walk for the Cure

December 6, 2013

Who knew that walking 60 miles in 3 days would get easier? Wait. Did I say that? The girl who used to drag her feet at signing up for another year? Yep, that was me. Now, I am already signed up for 2014. Cannot Walk Away I cannot believe 2013 marked the 10th anniversary of […]

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My List of 50 Thanksgiving Thanks

November 27, 2013

This tradition of thanks was inspired by my good friend and writer buddy, Anne Wayman. As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I am sharing what I am most thankful for this year. My Thanksgiving Blessings Mom - And her continued good health as she turned 90 this year My family -I am so happy […]

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Another 60 Miles Under the Feet

November 22, 2013

This is one time the event lived up to the hype. My Fight Like A Girl teammates and I celebrated the 10-year anniversary of our team’s participation in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk for the Cure. We had a 10-year reunion in beautiful Lake Tahoe 6 of 14 team members walked another 60 miles […]

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A Decade of Miles

November 15, 2013

When this posts, my Fight Like A Girl teammates and I will be on Day One of our next 60-mile, 3-Day journey. We celebrate our 10th anniversary as a team, and look forward to the next decade. Well, at least as long as this 60+ year-old body will support me. I have 20 years on […]

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The Freelancer Pricing Guide I Wish I Had

November 7, 2013

For my non-freelancing readers, pardon my departure into the freelancer world. Then again, if you have been thinking about joining that world, read on. I first met Jake Poinier online, like most of my freelancing chums, but he was going by a different name – Dr. Freelance®. How’s that for a brilliant moniker? Recently, Jake sent […]

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