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I Know All Five Secrets Now! #SOL

Finally, I know the secrets! 🙂 Ok, so six months ago, I wrote about the book, The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die, by John Izzo, Ph.D. At that point, I'd only read through two of the secrets: be... Continue Reading →

Too Many Highs and Lows

Good morning blog! Long time no see, again! I've just taken a bit of a break from writing just because I'm not feeling the urge to purge. Ha! A funny rhyme! 🙂 That urge has returned, though after the last... Continue Reading →

Tuesday Thoughts – Impact

Edit because it's actually Tuesday, not Friday when I started writing this blog! 🙂 This basketball season has been a challenge for me, one of the most challenging I've had in the 15 years that I've coached!  I've coached 5th... Continue Reading →

Finding A Place

We've just spent the last couple of days with old college friends and their families in the Wisconsin Dells. It's been four years since we've been able meet up because, of all things, swimming.  Four years ago, our oldest daughter... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Being Human

Whoa, two blogs in two days! You might think I enjoy this writing stuff! Why being human? I messaged with a friend a couple of days ago, and it just struck me that here we are, both in our 40's,... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts – Give them a hug, all of them

As a community, we've had two freak accidents that have put a former student and a current student into the hospital in the last four months. Elizabeth, a former student, was hit by a car riding her bike from piano... Continue Reading →

Do All the Good You Can

Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever... Continue Reading →

My Happy Thought: Celebrations

Some days, you just write positive because it's what will make you feel better about the day.  Today is one of those days. We don't celebrate enough, period.  We don't celebrate birthdays (oh, I'm too old).  We don't celebrate our... Continue Reading →

Thankful This Season

This season will be very different for me as i look at where I am, where I might be going, and how to create a very new reality. However, it's also a time to sit back and look around and... Continue Reading →

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