Facing the Future

I wrote a tribute to my mother in law over a year ago and it’s still one of the most popular posts here.  She passed away twenty four years ago.  Anyone who knew my father in law gave him 50-50 odds to live a year without her. Here they are at they’re 40th surprise anniversary party.   He was the bread winner, but aside from his successful career I’m not sure he could boil water.  To our amazement, and I don’t throw that out there lightly, he is still here.  I mean that literally because he has an apartment in
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Let’s Go To The Philadelphia International Flower Show!

Today I thought I would take you virtually along with me to the Philadelphia International Flower Show.  For those who’ve never been I’ll begin by saying it is the world’s largest indoor flower show and began 182 years ago.  I haven’t personally been going to it that long but my first visit was 40 years ago.  It never disappoints! This gorgeous waterfall was part of the main exhibit. This year’s theme was Hawaii, which seemed odd being we can’t grow tropical plants outdoors here.  Many people go for ideas on design and flower suggestions for their own gardens.  Wasn’t a
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It Is Time To Stop The War on Women in America

Yesterday was International Women’s Day.  I have to admit I hadn’t heard of it before which surprises me since it’s been around since 1908 when fifteen thousand women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay, and voting rights, which they received twelve years later.  I’ve long championed women’s equality and written about it before.  Sadly we’re still not realizing equal pay for equal work, there’s inequality in board rooms and politics, fewer of us gain higher education and violence against women is worse.  All of these things pale by comparison to what is happening in this country
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How Do You Handle Change? No, really… I’m asking.

What do you do when your life is in flux?  Knowing how we all hate change, yet also knowing it’s the only thing we can count on in this life, being in a state of flux can be worrisome.   Many of you comment about the strength it took to get through my childhood and I can honestly tell you I was unaware.  It was just survival mode.  Surviving, whatever the crisis, was all there was.  I’m much more intelligent now than when I was twelve, thank goodness, but that’s not always a plus. The more we know the more
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