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Everything we learned in Kindergarten!   I remember my kindergarten room was all about cooperation, community and acceptance.  Sharing. Doing things independently and then learning how to do them together.  “Hands are for making things, not for hitting.”   “That’s okay […]

You are one lucky soul if you have just one friend like this. A friend to whom you would answer, “YES,” without reservation, before you even know what the question is.   If you do indeed have such a friend […]

Carmen Torbus.  A name familiar to me through industry peers.  In the last year Carmen and I have become more familiar with each other as friends on Facebook.  Her just-released first book was a real celebration.  I was intrigued on […]

The swirl of attention for the sixteen minutes of fame generated over the internet sensation “last Friday night” has me amused and a little puzzled.  That our internet culture elevates  a run-away “youtube hit” featuring drug and alcohol induced memory-fog, […]

The following quotes on friendship are taken from my brand new book:   US! CELEBRATING THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP It’s available signed and personalized at my author site: maryanneradmacher.NET   Stand often in the company of dreamers…they tickle your common sense […]

My friend, Ellen, writes a Blog at Braveheart Women’s web site called ELLENOUTLOUD. This morning she wrote about almost going parasailing.  I relived the time that I did. I was a guest of two dear friends.  We were enjoying lunch […]

My friend wrote me today that she has simply been crying, in a state of being overwhelmed.  So many people I know are telling me they feel close to the “end of their rope.”  For that reason I’ve decided to […]

My friend, Donna, woke up early today, thinking about her Mom’s brothers and their service to their country.  She has always wondered why a movie was never done about the Butler Boys from a dry land farm in SW Colorado.  […]

I’ve just finished reading CUTTING FOR STONE by Abraham Verghese.  This single sentence, “The tragedy of death had to do entirely with what was left unfulfilled.”  His whole book weaves around the irony of the cost of an unrealized dream […]

Miss Albers. Mrs. Burbano. Mrs. Schatz, Mrs. Haygarth, Mr. O’Brien, Ms. Newell, Mr. Hammock, Mrs. Sparks, Mrs.  Schukart, Ms. Disney… Name them.  Go ahead.  Just recollect the teachers that steered you, directed you, challenged you into becoming the WHO that […]