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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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Dressing yourself when you don’t know how College Life / Home Life

Hi everyone: Here’s a blog from my Suddenly Single Tips website that I thought you might enjoy, as well:   There are some fellows whose wives (or mothers) either always bought their clothes or always gave them advice on what to wear. They may find themselves in the dilemma of not knowing what colors to pair up or what tie to put with which suit....

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Superwoman or just well organized: which is it? College Life / Home Life

Hello everyone: We all know someone who seems to accomplish a whole lot in her 24 hours. Maybe she is your college professor who teaches 6 different classes at three different colleges, all of which have different starting dates. Perhaps she also writes two blogs twice a week while writing a novel and making presentations on the topic of her dissertation. Perchance she is also...

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Unlocking locked doors Home Life

Hello everyone: This is a little off topic, but I thought you might like to know how to get your toddle out of the bathroom if he or she is locked in. Your toddler or grandchild has just locked him or herself in your bathroom. Short of calling 911, how do you get the child out? It depends on the type of doorknob that you...

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Does stress have you down? Home Life

Hello everyone: Stress can be a terrible thing. It can rob you of sleep, make you lash out at those you love, and it can make you physically ill. Like I said, it’s not nice. I know a gal who holds many things inside. She now has ulcers in her mouth- the doctor says that they are totally stress-related. The ulcers make eating difficult and...

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Attitude of gratitude Home Life

Hello everyone: Today’s blog is appropriate for Thanksgiving weekend. I am thankful for the wonderful students I have. When you teach at three colleges and have a total of ten courses to teach across a four-month span of time like I do, it is easy to get discouraged by students who do not put forth effort. But then I run into students who are facing...

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Putting money in a bag with holes Home Life

Hello everyone: You wouldn’t put money in a bag that wasn’t sewn up correctly. If it had big, gaping holes, your cash would fall right out, right? If you wouldn’t do that with your finances, why would you put your college education in the same pickle? You know, you work hard but not very hard and get the assignments done but not very well. Why...

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Destination Weddings are not for the Faint of Heart Home Life

Hello everyone: Have you ever been to a destination wedding? I went to one recently and discovered something interesting: the destination is a place that the bride and groom want to go to, but the guests, not so much. We were in the wilds of New England, where the bride and her family loved to go when she was growing up. The groom was not...

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