License To Drive!

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Do you remember the first time you sat behind a wheel and learned to drive? I do. My first car was a white, boxy 1984 Volvo. My brother and I shared the car. I was thrilled to have a safe and functional car that represented freedom. He, on the other hand, found it rather  unappealing. (He told me recently that he’d often leave it unlocked with the hope someone would steal it.) When you’re a teenager, you don’t think about one day having your own kids. You don’t imagine yourself in the passenger seat as your first born gingerly navigates … Read More

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Father’s Day

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Yesterday was Father’s Day. People worldwide celebrated and honored fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and others. Leisurely breakfasts, lingering lunches, and lively dinners spanned the hours of June 17. For many of us, Father’s Day is joyous and jovial. However, this is not the experience for all children, regardless of age. This annual holiday wreaks havoc and rips raw wounds. This is a tough topic about which to write, but it must be acknowledged. I have friends who are hurting today. When those I love suffer, I do as well. The shiny, posed pictures slathered on social media sting. Chipper cards and … Read More

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It’s Time to Make Time for What and Who Matters

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Cliches and colloquial sayings irritate me. However, I understand there is a purpose and place for everything. Despite my self-imposed standards, I am about to break my own rules. Brace yourselves because I don’t want to waste time. Time is of the essence. Time heals all wounds. Take your time.  Time flies when you’re having fun. These common expressions are used often in our language. Poets, philosophers, physicists, musicians, and others have tried to define time. Albert Einstein stated that “time is an illusion.” There is the scientific and concrete concept of time. But that is not the type of … Read More

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THIS IS 44!

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A few years ago, I answered the annual questions “Which one is better–1 or 2?” while staring at lines of letters. As the exam continued, I bantered and boasted about my stable eyesight. Dr. S thankfully said that he didn’t need to change the strength of my lenses. Wooohooo! I also joked with Dr. S that “my husband is holding menus far away and now needs a light, too!” He knows I am inquisitive and inhale interesting information. So as I was about to leave, Dr. S winked and hinted that I may notice a rapid change after 40. He … Read More

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