Never Too Old

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I have a nasty cold and feel like a dandelion seed floating around in the breeze. Thoughts and ideas swim around in my head and meld with each other. This morning I was blessed to have a meeting with business … Continued

May the 4th Be With You

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Time is the most precious commodity to me. My mother died at age 44 and from that moment on, I have felt that I was living on borrowed time. Because of this issue, I hate wasting time and try to … Continued

Time Travel in Charlotte

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Siberian Iris in my yard   Yesterday I went to my old stomping grounds in Charlotte, Charlotte Country Day School, and had a psychedelic experience as time stood still and then leaped forward and backwards again. It is the seventy-fifth … Continued

Business Maven

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  My friend Julie Snyder arranged for me to be invited to a SCORE roundtable this week. SCORE is an organization set up to provide support and education to small business entrepreneurs, and today Cara Mae, a young woman who … Continued

Tell me your story

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One of my favorite parts of being a shopkeeper is getting visits from old friends and new ones. I have a cozy sitting area at the front of the store and it seems to serve as a magnet for interesting … Continued

High Adventure in Old Fort

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We had one of those cold, rainy, dreary days in the middle of this week, so I closed the store and set off on an adventure. Good friends and antique explorers, John Ellery and Elizabeth Jones have been on the … Continued

Into the Woods

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What happens to you if you stray too far off the beaten path? Do you get lost in the woods? Do you fall off a cliff or stumble into a deep hole? Or do you get eaten by a wolf? … Continued

Life is Bueno

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  If you look really hard at my face, you can see traces of the suntan I cultivated on our recent trip to Mexico. I am still pink on my shoulders and in a few spots where I missed coverage … Continued

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