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Life is Only As Good as the People You Share It With…

Dear Reader: Never have truer words been spoken. What happiness it brought this grandmother yesterday… the first time all the family has been together in a long time… coming in from Alabama and Fripp but everyone made it. Our gourmet … Continue reading

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Traditions…

Dear Reader: Traditions date back to the earliest human civilizations… actually since the dawn of time. They fulfill four criteria for achieving the ” Four B’s”- Being, Belonging, Believing, and Benevolence. Since traditional gatherings outlive generation after generation… they make … Continue reading

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Learning From the Graces

Dear Reader: The Graces were the Greek Goddesses who represented beauty, grace, and gratitude. The sculpture was just not seen as a monument but a conscious ” stumbling block” prompting man to slow down and look around… before chasing the … Continue reading

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A Thanksgiving ” Manifesto”

Dear Reader: Like most holidays… Thanksgiving stares back at us all month through the ” coming up” date marked on our November calendar. And then ” suddenly” it appears and then disappears as quickly as a sunbeam. It is up … Continue reading

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“Whatcha” Gonna Do with a Boy and his Turkey?

Dear Reader: In 1863 a live turkey was sent to the White House for the Lincoln family to feast on for the Christmas meal. Tad Lincoln, 10, youngest son of the Lincoln’s, quickly befriended the bird, named him ” Jack” … Continue reading

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” Look Me Straight in the Eyes” …

Dear Reader: Did you know that eye contact is central to the human experience? Humans are the only primates with white eyes who are drawn to eye contact from infancy? Infants follow parental eyes rather than head motions. They have … Continue reading

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A Simple Day

As I read the ” Great Pumpkin’s ” advice… I just re-thought my day yesterday and realized, with the exception of the sun ( it was overcast all day) and the only ” thick skin” I needed was for the … Continue reading

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It’s Time for us to Get Ready to ” Winter”

Dear Reader: While reading a recent article, the author ( Cydney Weiner) promoted the idea of ” wintering” … adding that all of us ” winter” – …usually several times in our lives. “Wintering” normally follows life-altering events that send … Continue reading

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Becoming ” Living Documents” …

Dear Reader: Obviously it is just not ” gals” who are ” born with books in their souls” … but guys too! And the very things that draw us to books… immersion in other places, adventures, feelings, thoughts, opinions, imaginations … Continue reading

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Burrowin’ Down in the ‘ …BORO!’

Dear Reader: I just got home yesterday afternoon from visiting Brooke in her home in Walterboro…today called the ” Front Porch of the Lowcountry.” Once a few years back Brooke and I climbed the tallest red rocking chair…located in Walterboro… … Continue reading

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