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I have a news service on my computer  where I read the news. You may remember I turned my television off. Good decision. It just spewed negative information all the time. Now I can pick and choose what I want […]

I am just back from a beach vacation with my children and grandchildren! We had a great time though the weather didn’t cooperate at all. We had only one good day out of 6 but that didn’t hold us back […]

It is amazing when you step away – so much changes so quickly. I turned off my cable. I don’t get the newspaper. I feel cut off from news…but I had become so immersed in it that I felt the […]

Mercy. It’s a word we all know and use. But what does it mean? I am to speak on that subject in February so I have been thinking a lot about it. Perhaps the most-often used definition is that it […]

A Happy Thanksgiving to all of you and those gathered around your table. I love this holiday – so far they haven’t really found a way to over-commercialize it. It is simply family and friends getting together to share big […]

As Americans, we value, celebrate our independence. I know I certainly do. I am proud to be an American. We are an exceptional country – in all of history. I know it’s not very PC to say these days… I’m […]

This past weekend I attended my great-nephew’s wedding in North Carolina. He is the grandson of my oldest sister, Gigi. I also had the opportunity to see my father and spend time with my son. A good weekend all around. But […]

There has been so much going on that I lose track of the time! We have watched the two political parties nominate their candidates…that could have been all-consuming if you let it and if the networks had their way. Mercy! […]

I watched the television coverage of the carnage in Nice after that man plunged his big rig down a street crowded with people – men, women and children, of multiple ethnicities and nationalities – all celebrating the French independence day, […]

Anger begets anger. Surely we have witnessed that these past days. My heart is heavy for those who lost their lives and their families dealing with the reality of the results of anger and how it ripped through their lives […]