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Happy New Year! There is something special about the start of a new year. Like the first page of a new calendar, it is empty and blank, ready to be filled in with new activities. Each empty box represents another possibility. Although it looks like there are a lot of them (365 to be exact!), ever...
01/03/2021
Today is the final day of 2020, a year like absolutely no other any of us have ever lived. As we put this past year behind us and the fears, struggles, loss, pain, and changes that we may have encountered, not knowing what the next day would bring, I want to celebrate the fact that we made it. Yo...
12/31/2020
 Finding the perfect home is the best feeling ever! You've walked through it, maybe sat in the furniture, and looked in every closet, cabinet, and corner. You've already mentally moved into the space, know where to place your furniture, and may have even decided what color to paint the walls. Eve...
09/29/2016
Today is the first day of Fall, my favorite season. When I think of it, my mind wanders to the landscape masterpieces of colorful leaves, the smell of fires, cool, crisp air the reinvigorates me when I breathe deeply, and the taste of pumpkin. Pumpkin is one of those foods you can eat year round,...
09/21/2016
Ice cream brings back great memories for me of time with my family. When I was a kid we took epic car trips every summer. My dad had a late 1970's Lincoln Continental he used to cram my mom, my grandparents, and three kids into, along with all of our luggage. I remember few things about the long ...
09/07/2016
Mother Theresa of Calcutta was canonized a Saint in the Catholic Church today. For many who remember the little nun in the white and blue who died 19 years ago, there was no doubt this day would come. "The saint of the slums" while she was alive, she devoted herself to taking care of the poorest ...
09/04/2016
Today marks the first day of National Suicide Prevention Month. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC),  suicide was the 10th leading cause of death among all age groups in 2014. It ranks as the 2nd cause of death for ages 10-34, 4th for ages 35-54, and 8th for ages 55-...
09/01/2016
I joined ActiveRain earlier this year with the intention of blogging several times a week and to really get my name out on the Internet. I was very fortunate to start off my writing for AR with several features, and as I have started and stopped many blogs, I realize I am more about quality than ...
08/23/2016
I took a look through my Facebook feed this morning, and there was a headline that sunk my heart, "Twin babies die after being left in hot car, father charged."  There are not a lot of details about the circumstances in which it happened, yet, but they will come out in the days and weeks to follo...
08/05/2016
Last Thursday I dropped by to visit a wonderful family I sold a house to in February.  It was so nice to catch up with them and to see how they made their house a home! As I was leaving, I saw a sign advertising a Model T car show that weekend at The Fairfax Station Railroad Museum and made a men...
08/01/2016
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