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Connecting With Your Community — In Real Life

By Jessica McCann.  Originally published at ( as This is Not about Politics.” 


Brace yourself for a strikingly-simple, yet brilliant idea. It’s super easy, and it’s something each of us can do, today. It will make … Read more...

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Have You Tried Roasted Beets?

Beets grow well in cool weather, so this is the perfect time of year to purchase sweet tasting beets. Select small to medium beets with firm, smooth skin and no soft spots or punctures. Those with stems and leaves still … Read more...

Kindness ripple
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Quotable You: “Kindness Can Outdistance Meanness”

Like many (most?) people (see twitter, facebook, etc) I like to find and collect quotes, bits of words, that speak to me in a time and place I recognize.  Whether the words take me to the past, the future or … Read more...

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Ten Things I Don’t Want to Hear Two Days Before Christmas

Here is my Ten Things I Don’t Want to Hear Two Days Before Christmas list:

  1. I have a Christmas lunch at work/school/preschool tomorrow. What would you like to make?
  2.  I need to start my Christmas shopping. Can you take me
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Ray Rice Incident a Watershed Moment on Domestic Violence?

The video of Ray Rice knocking his then-fiancée Janay Palmer unconscious and dragging her from a casino elevator has by now gone viral.  The first sin was the violence itself.  The second sin was the NFL attempting to dismiss it … Read more...

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Strength in Motherhood

I’ve always been proud of my children. From infancy to adult and motherhood, my daughters have amazed and humbled me. I am the proud grandmother of ten precious wonders and each has a special place in my heart.

Grandbaby number …

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The Ubiquitous Bike: Still A Creative Force?

In our high tech age, it is easy to overlook the creative force and impact of something as common and ordinary as a bicycle.

After all, the bicycle (as shown below) is nearly 200 years old and has been a … Read more...