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Preparing for a False Alarm

It was April, 2002. I had joined my family for a spring vacation at the beach. My mom and one of my sisters invested in a time share several years earlier, and I’d made the drive back to the South Carolina coast. 785 more words

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Self-Care is Self Survival

For the most part, I hate undoing things. Or should I say dealing with the aftermath of having done something. Just like most people, I prefer putting up the Christmas tree and decorating the house for the holidays. 944 more words

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Don't Make Resolutions! Set Goals...

It’s that time of year…again! The time when we look back over the last 365 days of our life trying to figure out what we did and didn’t accomplish; are we better off or the same as we were this time last year; and what, if anything, we’re going to do differently in the new year. 585 more words

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Free Shopping Days of Christmas

Don’t let the word “shopping” fool you! I’m not advocating going out and spending a lot of money this Christmas season. Quite the opposite. Because I’ve never quite understood why people will run up their credit cards to buy lots of things for many people who either don’t need what you’re buying for them, or would have loved a lesser priced gift from you. 588 more words

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My Days of Christmas

On the first weekend of Christmas, I decided to give to me. A getaway to a cabin in the mountains — with two friends…and lots of cows, horses, and country views that went on for miles! 389 more words

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There's No Goodbye in Friendships

I had a nice visit with a good friend the other day. She is moving away from my hometown, so this was our last time together for a while. 707 more words

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The Cost of a Coffeehouse Office

You would think that someone who lived alone wouldn’t need to get away to get things done. But when it comes to creative writing, grading class assignments, or even prepping my courses, there’s nothing worst for me than being home alone. 1,053 more words

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