Category Archives: Ethics and Morals

THE WALTONS

  For nine seasons beginning in 1971, “The Waltons” family television series brought wholesome entertainment into living rooms across the nation. During WWII, struggles turned into opportunities to show love for the children, mother, father, grandparents and neighbors. Those were … Continue reading

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Profanity Insanity

Do you have a pet word or phrase when you hit your thumb with the hammer? My sister-in-law, Gloria, used to say, “Oh, fudge.” I admit that I usually say, “Darn it!” Today, a large number of people, even minors, … Continue reading

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Prop 205–Marijuana: No Fun In Arizona

Who Wrote Arizona’s Initiative to Legalize Recreational Marijuana? It wasn’t anyone who cares about children, society, employers, or highway safety to name a few. If you think well-intended policy makers at the Arizona State Capitol wrote the 19 pages known … Continue reading

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Confession Beyond the Car Wash

As a realtor, I feel that keeping my car clean is a necessity. The 2004 Honda Accord that I drove home from the dealership in that same year is still rolling along…sometimes a little dusty, but not rusty like the … Continue reading

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Business Ethics 101

“The real estate business has a lot of unethical people in it,” I said to my broker recently. “There’s a lot of unethical people in the world,” he corrected me by expanding on my complaint. Now I understand why some large … Continue reading

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Got Manners?

What do you have when you combine a Bavarian china tea set, mother,  grandmother (“Bubbe”), and twin girls? Sounds like a tea party to me. Add manners and you’ve got the perfect social event, lessons and laughter. Once I offered … Continue reading

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Broken Glass~~Broken People

During  research for my latest novel, Empty Frames, I found a story about Jewish children in an orphanage on the “Night of Broken Glass,” November 9, 1938.  In Germany and throughout Europe, it looked and sounded more like a bad dream than … Continue reading

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Do What You Want…Until

My motto is simple: “Do what you want, until someone tells you that you can’t.” Even then, you can “do what you want.” I credit my first-born son with that quote. It’s distorted a little, but then, I’m just following my … Continue reading

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And All That Jazz!

I can still hear my mother’s voice when she expressed a strong opposing opinion. Always, Thelma Groves ended her comments with, “And all that jazz!” Mother could have continued her thoughts on any given subject, but she knew when to … Continue reading

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