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Wrapping It Up

As the season of gift giving is about to begin, I find myself reflecting on all that I’ve done, or not done, and what I want to do differently in the New Year. My urge to gather loose ends and … Continue reading

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Etiquette In The Digital Age

                                                                                                      Photo: Getty Images My husband and I raised our sons during the fleeting history of Instant Messenger, followed later by cell phones, texting, and smart phones. Where once I wrote thank you letters, I have largely shifted to expressing … Continue reading

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Rosh Hashanah

For Jews around the world, this is the season of reflection and forgiveness. Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a time to look at the ways in which we have transgressed and to apologize, personally, to anyone we may … Continue reading

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On Kindness

Of all the qualities that augment good in the world, I believe kindness is number one. Kindness is a doorway to the heart. It is something we learn (or not) from childhood. If we have not been treated kindly, we … Continue reading

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Persistence

            When was the last time you pushed yourself to do something hard? Do you remember how you wanted to stop, or take a break? But you kept going because it meant something to you … Continue reading

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Waiting

I am not a very patient person. We’re half way through March and it’s snowing today. Part of me is eager for one last sleigh ride, but underneath, I’m waiting for spring. Sound familiar? For those on the west coast, … Continue reading

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The Geography Of Soul

            Perhaps my years as Geography major at Middlebury College have not been wasted after all. I think I was just looking at the wrong maps. In the external world I am exactly 180­­° off, … Continue reading

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Reflection

Winter, for those of us living in the North Country with below zero temperatures, is an invitation to cozy up by the fire, have a cup of tea with a friend, and sink into reverie. I cherish this season as … Continue reading

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Curious

            The mind is a curious thing. It can be both literal and figurative. The other night I saw the Broadway hit, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with Alex Sharp starring … Continue reading

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Horsing Around With Gratitude

I’m unabashedly in love with my three Morgan horses. I raised two of them from birth. After they were born I sat in the stall with their mother and rubbed them over every inch of their body except where they … Continue reading

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