March 10 , 2017 /

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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January 31 , 2017 /

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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January 21 , 2017 /

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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December 25 , 2016 /

‘TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Most of us know how dependent we are on basic utilities, things like electricity and fuel and, depending on the weather, appliances for heating or cooling and cooking. We may not be aware of how dependent we are until we don’t have them. When some, or all, of those fail to perform as expected it

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December 21 , 2016 /

LIGHTING THE WAY TO GRATITUDE

On Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 3:44 AM MST the sun reached its southernmost point before starting back on its northward trek toward Spring. Actually it has more to do with the tilt of the earth on its axis and its elliptical orbit but we will leave that to the astronomers. I am just one

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December 14 , 2016 /

AN UNEXPECTED GIFT

Many of us go about our work without being concerned about the rewards of what we do. We have chosen a profession (or been chosen by it because it called to us) of serving others. What we do is because of who we are and not that who we are is defined by what we

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