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“The Opposite of Love” Tribune Article

The Opposite of Love The 2017-2018 school year is upon us.  Some classes started last week while some begin tomorrow.  Though January is the beginning of the calendar year, the proverbial school calendar dominates families with school age children.  Children, what am I saying?  My daughter Kelli is twenty-one years[…]

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Saying Good Bye

Saying Goodbye Friendships come and go in life, most which come with labels attached.  There’s a best friend, good friends, college friends, neighborhood friends, and childhood friends, just to name a few.  Friendships play a pivotal role in our growth and development and are excellent indicators of what direction our[…]

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Surrender Tribune Article

Surrender My dad use to say, “If we ever decide to write a book about our life, we’d have to call it fiction because nobody would believe us.”  He was right.  Looking back on my life, I find it hard to believe myself. If I had a chance to go[…]

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Best Wishes Tribune Article

BEST WISHES At some time in our lives, we’ve all received greeting cards expressing best wishes- birthdays, valentines, graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc.  I never really gave much thought to it until recently while purging a pile of cards dating back four decades.  Despite being stored away, they conjured up the[…]

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Sowing Seeds Tribune Article

Sowing Seeds Sowing seeds is an excellent analogy depicting the process of raising healthy, emotionally intelligent children.  The ability to lay a foundation for healthy relationships for our children is essential according to Bill Murphy Jr., in his article “How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach[…]

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