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Digestion and Mischief

Digestion and Mischief

2017 was a year full of transition, learning and disequilibrium for me. Maybe all years are like that, but I set about to shift my world and the world of those around me, with intention. I knew Mom and Dad were moving in, and wanted to have my “house in order” for...

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A New Table of Thanksgiving in an Ageless Home

A New Table of Thanksgiving in an Ageless Home

...And Upper Limit Problems in General Man, the Universe is giving it to me big. As I sat on this airplane: 1A, thank you very much, I can't help but feel like the most famous movie star in the world. I'm returning home from a trip to Dallas, where I was invited to...

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The Grinch Age

The Grinch Age

Tomorrow I will be 53. If you're at all familiar with Dr. Seuss, you know that the Grinch was 53 when he stole Christmas. With his Grinch feet ice cold in the snow. And you know, I'd like my heart to feel not so tight. I just got word earlier this week that I am, in...

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Community and Challenge

Community and Challenge

For decades I’ve worked with communities: groups of people who come together for a cause, in most cases toward a more dynamic city or better health for everyone. There are best practice activities to engage in, and lots of resources out there. And yet over and over...

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10 Tools for Today’s Woman

10 Tools for Today’s Woman

We knew this day was coming. 6 months ago, Mom and Dad moved in, with Mom’s dementia symptoms becoming more apparent. Specialist after specialist ruled out physical illnesses, and this next-to-last-one, geriatrics, was the one I was deeply dreading and looking forward...

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The Great Glass Elevator Speech

The Great Glass Elevator Speech

Boy do I love what it looks like. Or, better yet, do I have attachment to what it looks like. I want my life to be defined in a way that other people understand it, in 25 words or less. My elevator speech. If you asked me 25 years ago, however, what I was "doing these...

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

I've been a bad neighbor. Mission creeper, rescuer, and all around resident in the land of distraction. Mostly distracted by other people's stuff. Also, I seem to be addicted to people who don't give a rip about me. Even more so if they openly dislike me. What's a...

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