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Success and Failure

  “It is wise to keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.” — Roger Babson (1875 – 1967) American entrepreneur (Photo by Gerd Altmann)

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Politics

Those of you who know me best, also know that I am far from being a fan of politics. Now and then, however, a few sage tidbits pique my interest. For example, as you likely know, Barbara Bush and Abigail … Continue reading

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Moonwalk, Armstrong Style

Neil Armstrong served as a naval aviator from 1949 – 1952 and served in the Korean War. He then earned his Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from Purdue University and became a test pilot for what later became … Continue reading

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Happy Father’s Day!

Greetings and gratitude to all the fathers out there! Whether you are a birth father, stepfather, grandfather, great-grandfather, or father figure, we salute you! Of course, my hubby calls Father’s Day the holiest day of the year, but he is … Continue reading

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Know Thyself

“Master the perception principle.  Learn to know yourself.  Know the real person deep within you.” — Norman Vincent Peale (1898 – 1993) American Protestant clergyman and author from his best-selling book, “The Power of Positive Thinking” (Photo by Katrina Wright)

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Confidence

“Confidence doesn’t come out of nowhere.  It’s a result of something… hours and days and weeks and years of constant work and dedication.” — Roger Staubach (1942 –  ) American football player

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You Are Awesome!

“Whether we are happy or sad, grateful or resentful, positive or negative, we are equally precious and deserving.” ― Cathy Burnham Martin Encouragement: How to Be and Find the Best, 2019 (Photo by Felicia Buitenwerf)

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Happy Birthday to the Cat in the Hat

Yes, today marks the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Whether you like “Green Eggs and Ham,” “You’re Only Old Once,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” or any of his other delightful works of whimsy, ’tis a … Continue reading

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A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others.  Be a carrier. — Tom Stoppard, (1937 –  ); British playwright Image by Gerd Altmann

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Super Simple Sweetheart Goodies

For Valentines Day and beyond, look for easy recipes.  They can be assembled quickly with few ingredients.  You can find yummy ideas in some unexpected places. For example, in the Dockside Dining… Back for Thirds cookbook, recipes were designed for backyard … Continue reading

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20 Days to Bimbo!

The countdown continues!!!  The official release of my next book is February 1st.  The Bimbo Has Brains is making waves and getting some delightful early comments.  Here are a couple: “The Bimbo Has Brains—and insight and compassion and empathy and outreach … Continue reading

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Yayyyyy Cubbies!

Sorry, but being a lifelong Red Sox fan has also made me aware of other team’s sufferings from various “curse” experiences. I only wish the World Series could have been Cubs v Red Sox. All good. SOOOOOO happy for Cubs … Continue reading

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Tonight! Music, Merriment & Memories

It’s a first for the Manchester Community Music School… tonight’s swinging 1940’s style USO-type show, packed with music and guest stars…. All performing on a volunteer basis to support the great work being done at the school. Fifty of New … Continue reading

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Champagne Bubbles for Community Music School

My latest book is hot off the presses:  “Champagne! Facts, Fizz, Food & Fun.”  All profits from December sales go to support scholarships and musical instruments at the Manchester Community Music School, for which I am a volunteer and member … Continue reading

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Best Steaks in New Hampshire

We enjoy great steaks, especially rib-eyes, and Buckley’s consistently delivers the best in New Hampshire.  At our dinner party the other night, most of us couldn’t resist the Kansas City Rib-Eye special of the night.  The steaks had been rubbed … Continue reading

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Blessing of Friends

May marks my birthday month.  I really gave the event little thought.  I ended up spending the evening with wonderful friends strolling the Portsmouth harbor for the annual Hit the Decks event, heralding Spring on the New Hampshire seacoast.  Oh … Continue reading

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