Category Archives: Making Changes

I Want Spectacular!

It is something I vowed that I would never do again. There have been too many bad experiences in the past. And besides, it takes away my power.  Some of my humanity might even be at risk. I have hired … Continue reading

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Then, I Can Hope…

When I answered the phone on that Sunday evening, the person on the other end was one of the last I expected. “Lorraine, this is Charlie Y.” My intrigue grew. This man is one of the nicest people on the … Continue reading

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Lightning and A Lightning Bug

Words have always been extremely important to me.  Well, the right ones, anyway.  Mark Twain said it best when he said: “The difference between the right word and almost the right word is like the difference between lightning and a … Continue reading

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What’s Your Chocolate Cake?

I am a big fan of TED talks.  That is Technology, Entertainment Design talks.  Not all of them, mind you.  Anything over about 15 minutes has to work hard to hold my attention.  But every once in awhile I do … Continue reading

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Making Changes…

Jim Rohn said, “Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” It all started with almond milk. I had been to my doctor and told her I was feeling punk. After explaining a few of … Continue reading

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As I Learn to Let Go…

It was a few months ago when the sunshine was stronger than it is now, but my body was not. Recent shenanigans with my kidneys had resulted in time in the hospital, and the unexpected surgery that followed. One of … Continue reading

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My Favorites of 2015!

As I have done in years past for as long as I can remember, I spent some time on this New Year’s Eve reflecting on the events, both good and bad, of the past year. Although I have been writing … Continue reading

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