Ah, Vacation!

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Vacations change as we do. When I was a child in Englewood, NJ, summer stretched on forever. My family never went on a summer trip, so every day was like every other day. I’d get up early and run outside. … Continued

It’s not Veteran’s Day

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I promised myself when I was still teaching that when I stopped teaching, I would start playing around with art. I have always been “artsy” and dress in a bohemian way, but as far as actually putting my hands to … Continued

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

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