Category Archives: Life Chages

GRANDMA’S HAIR

One of my favorite short stories is “Bernice Bobs Her Hair,” by F. Scott Fitzgerald and published by the Saturday Evening Post in 1920. My mother was 10 at that time, and I’m not sure if she ever got a flapper hairstyle. … Continue reading

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Dance of Motion~~Starlings

“Any starling can change the path of others.” 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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A Dime A Dozen

Simple math tells us that at the rate of a dime a dozen, one (of anything)  is equivalent to a value of $0.0083.  Cheap! So, what can we buy at a rate like that? You can’t even get penny candy … Continue reading

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Persons of Influence

Back when I was a teenager living in Iowa, I read Dale Carnegie’s book, How to Win Friends & Influence People. It was first published in 1937. Today, I know that I needed that book, since I was so shy and … 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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Identity Crisis Over

Over 35 years ago, I wrote a weekly column entitled, “Etcetera, etc.” As a follow up on my last post, “It’s All About Me, Me, Me…Effie,” I’m including it here. This should prove that the more things change, the more they … Continue reading

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