Category Archives: Musings

Here’s to your great new ideas for 2016

I love sending out snail mail cards and just finished my newest mailing.  I intentionally handwrite addresses as the process gives me a few minutes, at least once a year, to think about the depth and breadth of my connections.  … Continue reading

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Spring…Forward…Has Sprung…Cleaning…Spring Promise

The wind is whipping across the still frozen cove, once again spewing horizontal snow. Yes, it’s the first day of Spring. And it all feels forced. I forced my forsythia. They popped, bringing promise. Promise that the snow will melt, … Continue reading

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One Woman’s Book Club: “Thrive” – Well-being

We’ve all heard the same advice:  get your rest, exercise, blah, blah,blah.  Huffington is on the bandwagon too, but her approach is a refreshing read.  She offers different perspectives including her own, as an individual and as a CEO responsible … Continue reading

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Mindless Moments

I was really looking for a mindless moment.  Nothing like a pedicure for drifting away and maybe it would also urge flip-flop weather along.  I took my seat in the comfy massage chair, dipped my feet in to the really … Continue reading

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Clearing Off My Desk

Scraps.  My fingertips are black from rereading saved newspaper articles.  As I resort – garbage, save, share-  some are still worthy, others I wonder what I was thinking.  Rather than shuffle I thought I’d share the ones I still love. … Continue reading

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Life in Snow Stages

Stage 1:  JOY I’m not doing any homework tonight. Let’s pack up our skates and head to the ice rink.    Maybe a boy will pull my scarf… Wake me up IF we have school tomorrow. I’ve got some cafeteria trays … Continue reading

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A Really Simple Christmas

I simplified my life by cancelling my magazine subscriptions.  It not only reduced the clutter of the unread, it eliminated the stress of a pile of “should read”.  Now, once in awhile, when a cover at the checkout line catches … Continue reading

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Intuitive Design? I Need to Understand!

October 19, 2013 is a day that does not exist in my digital world.  All because of intuitive design.  I blame Seagate.  Or maybe Season Two of Homeland. Twenty-five years ago I was excited about having a personal computer.  We … Continue reading

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Words Matter

I was reading about writing.  I liked the challenge of saying something meaningful in one sentence. So I tried.  It’s a good lesson about word choice.  If you exchange some of my words the sentence has a different tone, a … Continue reading

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Self-sufficient? What can go wrong?

The Great Loop.  My husband Brian’s retirement dream, to boat from our house in the Finger Lakes to a Great Lake, down the Mississippi and back north through the intracoastal waterway.  Time to buy our first boat. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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