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Day 8 - The Neighbourhood & A Confession

A few weeks back we were in Walmart and I found a dingly-dangly type bracelet that I fell in love with. Yesterday at breakfast I looked at it…really looked at it and thought about why I was wearing it and what it meant to me. 621 more words

Me Without Healthcare....

This came through my inbox by way of another awesome chick I follow. Her take:

When I read over the healthcare bill draft released to the public last week, I couldn’t help but cry.

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Tsunami Readiness

The first day we arrived for our work/camp hosting at Bullards Beach State Park, we attended a meeting with our Park Ranger, who along with telling us all about our work duties, also told us about Tsunami’s, and showed us where the Tsunami evacuation route is located. 1,082 more words

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Looking For Common Sense

Anyone that knows me, or follows my blog, knows my husband, Bill, and I legally adopted our first granddaughter, Shantel. She had both eyes enucleated due to cancer before she was two years old. 759 more words

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Don't Go It Alone: It's Okay to Ask For Help

There’s a strange attitude that many people seem to have drilled into them from a very early age that asking for help from the people around them is somehow a sign of weakness. 530 more words


Our View: Sen. Collins should fight Senate health care bill | Portland (Maine) Press Herald

Sen. Susan Collins says she will spend the next few days carefully reviewing the new Affordable Care Act repeal proposal, taking a hard look at an upcoming analysis by the Congressional Budget Office and considering what she has learned from her conversations with constituents in Maine. 131 more words


Orientation with AFS

This past few days, I’ve been lucky enough to meet the 21 amazing people I’m spending my summer with!! Accompanied with four alumnus, a few AFS coordinators and a team of AFS travel volunteers, we had a quick crash course on Russia, its language and its culture! 13 more words