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Whac-A-Mole Backpacks College Life / Home Life / Uncategorized

Hello everyone: Backpacks are a wonderful invention. The amazing thing about them is that, when someone has strapped his or hers on, it seems to magically disappear. You know how that goes. The person has a fully-loaded knapsack and seems completely oblivious to the havoc he or she is raising by -oops- turning around and smacking all passersby with that whac-a-mole backpack. This seems to...

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Job interview? Don’t get the deer in the headlights look College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: Perhaps you have spent most of your lifetime (so far) taking care of your family and home. For whatever reason, you are going back on the job market. You want to put your best foot forward on that all-important job interview, but how do you do it without getting the ‘deer in the headlights’ look? Be prepared. Figure out what questions you think...

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Recalcitrant wipers College Life / Hobbies & Travel / Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever gotten stuck, really stuck in a rain storm and not known how to use your car’s windshield wipers? Maybe you’ve borrowed a friend or family member’s car. Perhaps you have rented a car to take you to that first big job interview. And then it begins to rain. Folks, that’s not the time to search for the location of the...

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Congratulations to the graduates College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: So here you are at the end of the semester. You are getting ready to walk across the stage to get your diploma. Well done! Oh, the rolled paper you receive on stage probably won’t be your diploma. When we graduated, my son and I got a poster of the school when we shook hands with the dean. Another time, I got a...

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Barnabas or Barnabarbie Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever known a guy or gal who was such an encouragement to your heart that you just wanted to give him or her a great big hug? I have been blessed to have people like that in my life.  I call them “Barnabas” and “Barnabarbie” in honor of Barnabas in the Bible. The name “Barnabas” means “son of encouragement.” Some encourages...

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Making the differently-abled feel more abled Home Life

Hello everyone: Do you know anyone who requires care? Maybe this person has a caregiver who accompanies him or her everywhere he or she goes. A common reaction to the disabled person is that he or she is ignored or overlooked while folks carry on a conversation with the care provider. This disabled person could be elderly person who is demented or a fairly young...

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Being penny wise and not pound foolish College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: I met up with a former high school teacher a few years ago, running into him at the mall. After asking what he was doing now, he told me that he was back at the same high school after a five-year break. He immediately (and voluntarily) launched into an explanation, telling me that he had met a wealthy, older widow a few years...

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Keep track of your money College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: This week I was preparing to balance my checking account when I noticed a very large charge against the account, one from a place I had never heard of. I immediately went to my bank (I had laryngitis so talking on the phone was not an option) to find out what had happened. The bank informed me that the money was given to...

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