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Let's spread a healthy dose of happy

Today, while enjoying another walk to the store, I happened upon a scene I have grown accustomed to seeing.

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Accept those for their character

By the time we are at and beyond retirement age, we should know how to eat healthy.

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Are we teaching children how to fear?

Have we become a society of wimps?

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Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words hurt, too

The stigma of being called stupid can actually stick with someone for their whole life.

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In a relationship or not, be happy

Is it possible for a woman to have a man-friend?

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If I Were King For A Day

What if you were the king of the country and got to make all the rules?

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I think I can call Kingman home now

Nothing like a few days of warm weather to bring on those thoughts of home.

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Grandparents raising children: A challenge and a blessing

By the time we reach retirement age, most of us have long finished raising children.

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Blog: Good-natured ribbing and other reasons to laugh out loud

Being on the road with my sons and daughter in law is always an event.

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Lighting a candle for the one who lit the flame of love in my heart

I will light a candle in memory of my parents this week.

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Give Your Heart a Valentine

By the time we reach our 70s, we have seen and enjoyed many Valentine's Day celebrations, from chocolates and flowers, to engagement rings, to bottles of sometimes stinky perfume. We have taken those special trips, as well as shared many romantic dinners.

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Alarmed that I didn’t hear a thing

Having been an apartment manager for many years, I understand the importance of keeping working smoke detectors in your home/apartment even more than most people.

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A little gray is OK

A wise man once told me, "Everything is not always black and white. Sometimes you need to find a gray area."

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Just shake my head and move on

Sometimes we just have to shake our head and move on.

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Freckles

As the anniversaries of my parents’ passing is approaching, it seems only fitting to share a story that continues to bring a smile to my face.

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It's hard to keep up with technology these days

I am the first to admit that I may be what some consider electronically challenged.

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Mirror, mirror on the wall ... who's the vainest of them all?

I must admit, it is pretty difficult NOT to keep up with Kardashians

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Undocumented or illegal, it means the same

Hard as I have tried to keep politics out of my writing, sometimes you just have to say something.

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Blog: Strike up the band - I'm getting a $3 a month raise

Word on the street is that we will be getting a raise in our social security. Woo-hoo.

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Love thy neighbor ... Or not

Most of us have lived next to the neighbors from hell at least once in our life. It may have been while owning a home, and you knew that you were stuck. Or maybe while your were living in a apartment and they were upstairs!

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Halloween through the ages (of the author)

When we are children, Halloween meant staying up later and eating too much candy. At my current age, it means hoping no one wants to trick or treat at a senior building.

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There's a traffic jam on Memory Lane

Sister and I were just talking the other day about how much we have seen and lived through during our lifetime.

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The things we do to put food on the table

Some people actually seem to work harder after they leave the workforce. I am not one of those people.

If you think the truth hurts, try living a life of lies

When I listen to various politicians on the news, it strikes me as odd when they "do not recall" certain things that they may have said or done. I have to wonder about this memory thing.

You Are What You Eat

We have all heard the old saying, "You are what you eat." Now that is a scary thought. How interesting would it be if we all actually did look like the food we ate?

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