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Lost in Thought

The park benches are angled and face one another. Dedicated to a husband and wife. His bench reads “run, run, run” and hers is “walk, walk, walk.” Frequently I pondered how they viewed life here by the lake. Perhaps he … Continue reading

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Gratitude for Little Things

With a joyful heart today, I rejoice in love, family, friends, music and the little things of life which hold great meaning: -family time at the spa in Skaneateles followed by a tasty luncheon -friends both old and new are … Continue reading

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11 Things To Achieve Greatness

Learn a foreign language early in life Live abroad (we chose Germany) or travel often Attend schools abroad (we chose Germany) Start music lessons as children Be a role model as a parent Learn compassion, understanding, respect Get a good … Continue reading

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July 4th Traditions

Family, friends, faith, food, flying the flag and fireworks create memorable traditions this July 4th. Neighbors are out relaxing, playing, taking walks and cooking outdoors. Everyone stops to reflect on this country and on those who went before us and … Continue reading

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Auf Wiedersehen, Until Next Time

The German expression auf Wiedersehen seems less final than goodbye in English which implies forever or farewell. The German appears hopeful and means until we see one another again. At the conclusion of both Fulbright experiences in Germany, the Director … Continue reading

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Treasure the Gifts of the Past

With flowers, trees, birds and bees in full bloom now and bustling activity, I reflect this Memorial Day Weekend on family and especially those who have served in the military. Each year my husband puts up hanging flower baskets on … Continue reading

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Remembering him today

Today is the anniversary of my Dad’s death. He died Oct. 18, 1990 when I was a Fulbright teacher in Neresheim, Germany with our two young children along.  According to his wishes one month earlier in a phone conversation,  I … Continue reading

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