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WHETHER THE WEATHER

I’ve been a weather watcher for as long as I can remember, probably starting as soon as I could walk for I would hear something like, “You can’t go outside because it’s raining.”   So I would just walk to my boots and raincoat, point to them and some reluctant, but willing adult, parent or grandparent,

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Word choices

A friend stopped by one morning recently and said her “word for the year” is “curiosity.” That is a terrific word and I told her that curiosity is the foundation for learning so this will be a year of learning as she explores what she is curious about. I wondered if many things that I

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PARADOX REVISITED

We visited the Kennedy Space Center on April 10, 2014, primarily to see a rocket launch, something we had not witnessed in person previously and it certainly lived up to our expectations. It was a beautiful day and the several thousand people gathered on the shoreline were all waiting patiently for the scheduled 1:45 PM

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AGING GRATEFULLY – PART II

There are five dimensions of human activity that are inextricably interrelated and interdependent.   These are present regardless of our chronological age and they are not only important components in adult development, they are also factors that become even more critical in the aging process. Each one affects one or more of the others in ways

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THE GIFT OF AGING GRATEFULLY – PART I

We all have this in common. We’re all getting older, day by day, month by month, year by year. What we witness, regardless of our age, are the changes that take place and some of those happen rapidly on both ends of the continuum. The early changes in child development and adolescence are generally related

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TWO KINDS OF CHANGE: Planned & Unplanned

There are two kinds of change, planned and unplanned. While the former is more desirable, it’s not always possible. When planned change can be anticipated there are specific steps to insure that the most effective and successful change is implemented. When change that is precipitated by external factors is not anticipated, the response to the experience may

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