OOPS!

I was traveling with my son to pick up my daughter from college.  My cell phone rang and I automatically answered it.  Meanwhile, a motorcycle policeman came up beside me and signaled me over with his left hand.  Well being the friendly person that I am I waved back.  Yep!  I was still holding my phone up to my ear and waving at him.  (He was not amused.) Imagine my embarrassment when I got...
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Enjoy the Journey

We took some Jr. High kids to Joshua Tree to go hiking.  It was an amazing day.  The wild flowers were blooming, the rock formations were eye catching, and the growth of new vegetation among the burn areas were inspiring. We took a group photo prior to hiking the trail leading to a mine.  We started out as a group but I soon found myself at the end of the pack with one of the girls.  We were...
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History 101

When I was growing up I loved to listen to the stories my grandparents would tell. My grandfather, Pampaw, lived in Point Barrow, Alaska, working for the United States Geological Survey mapping out the Alaskan territory. He and his new wife, my grandmother, also worked with the native Americans bringing education to remote areas in Alaska. We loved listening to their stories. Like when Pampaw...
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Building Relationships

Many new moms are given this advice, “rest when the baby rests.”  It is important to do this so you have the strength to enjoy your new little one.  The temptation is to get caught up on cleaning while the child is resting which deprives  you of the energy it takes to build that relationship.  If you think about rearing a child into adulthood successfully it is through the...
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The New Decade

I am connected to a fun group of counselors from across the US and Canada.  I was recently  discussing things that are now obsolete in this decade.  Items such as the yellow pages, encyclopedia, landlines, wires, film cameras, the time lady, 35 mm film, and floppy drives have been replaced by newer and better versions or technology.  There was some grief over the time lady, but I believe this...
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