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Monday
Jul202009

Life After Cancer - An Interview

If you were in charge of getting a family through a crisis that would extract every ounce of strength in their exhausted bodies, every teaspoon of compliance in their withered spirit, how would you do it?

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Monday
Jul202009

Gift Giving for Dummies

I have a confession to make. Sometimes gift giving in our marriage is, well, prickly. There was the time John gave me a mop for Christmas. I needed a mop, I admit, but seeing it’s plastic blue handle under the tree undermined my sense of peace and goodwill. He thought “This is to make your life easier!” I thought, “This is to get me to work harder.” Then there were the desk organizers ...

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Wednesday
Apr292009

Grand Opening

In a society where the cash flow around "I do" rivals the down payment on a house, it can make sense to invest in the "I Still do" portion of your relationship. If a small business person made a generous financial plan for the grand opening of his or her store, complete with engraved invitations, a gala opening with entertainment, a catered dinner and formal attire, yet gave no thought to the ongoing support of that enterprise, his or her prosperity would be dubious.

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Tuesday
Mar102009

So You Can Sew?

I have no first hand experience with running the universe, but I can relate. Having taught sewing to children for decades I see the pitfalls in helping kids feel successful without lopping off fingertips or wearing a handmade skirt that peels off in the first strong gust. I want children to make their own choices, really I do, but sometimes, well they make the wrong choices.

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