Category: Parts of Speech

Still growing, still falling, still trying

“Falling is an expected part of the process… adults learning something new should not expect to succeed immediately. Falling is part of what makes us human. Striving to grow and change…is a never ending process.?” ~ Jeff Adams I remember lying in the hospital room after my first daughter was born. In between night feedings, the nurses had, at my […]

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You win some, lose some with a digital brain

“(My paper system) causes me to stay in the moment and plan my days with intent. I feel satisfaction when I physically check an item off my list.” ~ Anjali Khosla, editor of Fast Company Digital When my youngest was in elementary school, I forgot to pick her up after some kind of practice or event (I don’t remember exactly, […]

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Autumn junkie liking summer

“I’m glad it’s finally hot enough to complain about how hot it is.” ~ searchquotes.com Greek mythology says the four seasons came to be due to a mother’s grief (and persistence.) Demeter was the goddess of the harvest, the wife of Zeus. Their daughter, Persphone, wandered too far from her mother while picking flowers. Hades, the god of the underworld […]

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There’s no puppy like a new, unnecessary, puppy

“If you don’t own a dog, at least one, there is not necessarily anything wrong with you, but there may be something wrong with your life.” ~ Roger Caras Timing is everything and that has never been more convincingly proven than the last few weeks at our house. For the past year, I’ve been systematically groomed for a second dog. […]

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Sometimes you just say ‘Oh, Well’

I think an excellent morning prayer is, “Whatever,” and a good night time prayer is, “Oh, well.”. ~ Anne Lamott Once again, Lamott comes to the rescue. Sometimes just a single word or two helps to simplify and figure things out. I have been struggling to write anything. I can barely put together this sentence without hitting the backspace key. […]

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Old friends, and good enchiladas

“It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson The more old friends change, the more they stay the same. Sorry, I couldn’t avoid using this tweaked cliche; it’s just the way it is. These people are the lifers. The ones who remember all the sordid details of […]

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Keep my ears open for the smartest person in the room

“Intelligent people learn from everything and everyone; average people learn from their experiences. The stupid people already have all the answers.” ~ Socrates Once upon a time I was sitting across a desk from someone for a reason that now escapes me. I was probably there to talk about work. Or maybe something completely unrelated to work. As with all conversations […]

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Save the dates for annual Hillsboro reunion

If you are a graduate of Hillsboro High School, I would be saving the following dates for the All-School Reunion which is coming up Sept. 13 and 14 this year which are the dates for the Hillsboro High School homecoming weekend. Lots of cool things are planned for this year including a new location with nationally known entertainment for the […]

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Influencing each other from one cliff to another

One thing I’ve learned through all the ups and downs is that if you’re doing things right, then you have a core group of people. Not just a core group like your homies or your buddies, but a group of people that has a good influence on you, who you respect and admire, and you know that if they’re on […]

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Keep your resolutions private

“Don’t ever diminish the power of words. Words move hearts and hearts move limbs.” -Hamza Yusuf If a resolution is made on New Year’s Day and no one is there to hear it, does it exist? After all, they say revealing your resolutions will automatically void them and they’ll never come true. Or is that birthday wishes? Still, it may […]

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