Bathtime For Barbie And Her Entourage

For the last several years, Hubby Bryan and I have talked about going through our basement storage area to weed out the things that we don’t use or need. But talking was all we did — until this past weekend. We finally decided to get serious about it and managed to remove a few boxes,…
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In Pursuit Of (useful) Knowledge

The sheer volume of information with which our brains are bombarded on a daily basis is pretty astounding. Of course, given that much of it is gleaned from social media puts validity into question. I tend to approach much of what I read with a grain of skepticism, but sometimes it’s hard not to get…
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Approach April With Caution

In Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar,” a soothsayer warned Caesar to “Beware the Ides of March.” Well, the ides — the middle — of March is now past, but I would offer a similar warning today, ‘Beware the First of April.” Yep — April Fools’ Day is once again upon us, and it’s time to prepare oneself…
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Recipe Hunting In Hawaii

Sometimes I feel like a social media stalker. When someone mentions a recipe on social media, I just have to pursue the recipe. Such was the case with my high school classmate Lynn Marie (Birkemeyer) Lara. Lynn, who now lives in Hawaii, often shares her beautiful paintings of the islands’ flora and fauna as well…
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The Gifts That Keep On Giving

When I arrived at work on Monday morning, I was initially a bit startled by the sight of my desk. Usually piled high with an accumulation of the previous weeks’ work and whatever current project I’ve been focused upon, I could actually see the surface of the desktop in places. Had some helpful elves come…
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