Learning to embrace life

This week has been about sickness and death. Surprisingly, it’s come at me from everywhere. There have been trips to hospitals, and doctor’s offices, phone calls from old friends, and conversations with current ones. Thankfully, there’s been good news. And, tearfully, there has been terrible news. Maybe, it’s because I’m in a time of life …

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More than a cooking lesson

Her hard-worn hands kneaded the dough, the way she has been doing for fifty years, adding flour here and there to get it to the right consistency. My children looked on in amazement. “That’s gnocchi?” they asked incredulously. “It’s going to be,” I said. It was Family Day and my mother-in-law had a plan for …

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The value of calm

Yesterday, I flipped out. I got really angry and frustrated about something I was doing online. I’m not proud of it but it happened. You see, technology and I, we’re sort of frenemies. I love what it can do and the opportunities it provides but I really hate the mechanics. Let me make that clear …

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New Tricks

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. I wouldn’t know; I have a cat. But this girl is learning a new thing or two. This is my first blog post. I’m writing this blog as a way to learn something new about communications, a field in which I spent many years building …

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