Monthly Archives: August 2016

For Me…Please Be Nice to Yourself Today!

Dear Reader: Of all God’s creatures here on earth, man is the only one who berates himself for mistakes, self-perceived or not, and becomes easily his own worst enemy on many occasions. It was Walt Kelly who came up with … Continue reading

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Hope and Faith: When One Stumbles, the Other Picks Up the Torch

Dear Reader: Yesterday morning I received some challenging news. A couple of weeks ago my oncologist decided he wanted me to have a biopsy on a small patch of dry skin near my sternum…it had been there for quite awhile … Continue reading

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We Just Aren’t Made of Atoms, but Letters that Form Stories

( Photos by Emilia Leigh-The Last Beginning Blog) Dear Reader: France seems to be calling me as I have now read three novels with different geographical locales situated in France. In my last story, the main character, Katherine, travels to … Continue reading

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” Adopt the Pace of Nature: Her Secret is Patience”

Dear Reader: Yesterday as I ran several errands returning to a hot car after each completion, I, once again, wished the future would push the present out more rapidly, so Fall would return faster with cooler weather. The stage is … Continue reading

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The Sight of Sharpened Pencils, The Smell of Waxed Crayons…Fall is Arriving!

Dear Reader: I know I am trying to hurry Fall along, guilty as charged. I am just so ready for the smell of bonfires, crisp, brightly colored leaves falling, the sound of football bands, gorgeous mums of every color, pumpkins, … Continue reading

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When the Light Comes On…

  Dear Reader: Teachers often talk about the “magic moments” in teaching when they are witness to the “light coming on” in a student’s eyes during a particular lesson concerning a basic tool or concept of knowledge. It is what teachers  live … Continue reading

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No Cure for Aging? Don’t Despair; You’re not Sick!

Dear Reader: Does it bother any of you, like it does me sometimes, to watch the beauty cable channels (early in the morning if you can’t sleep) and realize that every other word coming out of the sales ladies’ mouths … Continue reading

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