#daytoserve = More Good

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Day to Serve (DTS) started small in 2011 with the simple, common idea that getting a lot of people together for one day to serve others could make a difference. The idea picked up steam quickly. A few small events in Virginia quickly ignited a spirit of service that spread to Maryland, Washington, D.C. and then West Virginia. One day of service turned into two weeks of service and then to a month-long massive service spree. What fuels its growth? Very simply, it’s our … [Read more...]

To Eat or Not to Eat, That is the Real Question

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I've been trying to decide whether to visit my family in Utah before summer ends. It's not that I don't want to go. It's just that I have to "weigh" (pun intended) my decision carefully because when I land in Utah, every good habit I've worked hard to develop suddenly starts playing a game of hide-and-seek. It's the craziest thing, like my good sense goes on vacation and I'm a helpless victim trapped in a smorgasbord of deliciousness. And I must eat. I eat things I would never eat … [Read more...]

Lessons from NYC 9-11 Memorial

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We recently visited the new 9-11 Memorial in NYC, which commemorates the lives of those lost in the terrorist attacks. One word: sad. Visitors streamed through the museum in silence; many with tears running down their cheeks. There were some parts of the museum that were so moving, I stifled outright sobbing. People lingered over the exhibits, especially the ones with recorded voices of passengers on the hijacked planes calling their loved ones to tell them goodbye. It … [Read more...]

The trouble with fashionable friends

This is my sense of style -- practical, right?

I have two dear friends who are total fashionistas. I won’t say their names, but one starts with a C even though it sounds like it should start with a K; and, the other one starts with a J and ends with the word ann. Shopping is their hobby, their passion, and their expertise. I also have a daughter that might be morphing into one of those too. They exude style and good taste. I love them. I really do. But sometimes they just aggravate me to death with their wear-anything … [Read more...]

Exploding Head Syndrome

Stressed out women need new pink shoes.

I've ignored this poor blog a lot lately. I could say I've been too busy, but that seems shallow. Writing is something I love. It's therapeutic for me. So, when I'm not writing, something's up and I know I need to stop and figure out what is going on with me. Happily, I've figured it out. I've been suffering from Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS). This happens when I take on too much and my brain gets so full that it feels like it's going to pop. Really -- burst like fireworks on the … [Read more...]

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