Category: communication

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Nice Chat

“Nice Chat,” I mumbled under my breath on my way into church on Sunday. After dropping my Mom off at the front door, I had parked the car and was walking down the steps...

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Common Ground

During the past election season, I got a kick out of a particular segment on the Jimmy Fallon Show, called “Common Ground.” During the segment, Fallon’s staffer would go out into the streets and...

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Our World, Our Neighborhood

We recently traveled to Italy.  As I scribbled furiously in my travel journal, I began to notice some similarities that our countries share. Although there are vast differences between our languages, topography, transportation and...

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About This Election

An Open Letter to my Adult Sons   Dear Boys, (regardless of your ages, you will always be my boys) Lately I have had discussions with each one of you concerning this year’s presidential...

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Know Hate

To my Empty Nest friends as well as those at any stage of life, this week I was compelled to write about a topic that has been increasingly disturbing to me. Recently I have...

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Legacy of Freedom

Unashamedly patriotic, I quickly tear up at the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. Goosebumps fill my arms when I walk through the hallways at school as 700 students recite the pledge together in...

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#11 In a Word…..

In a Word….. One beautiful yellow rose was all it took to lift my spirits one evening last week. It had been a particularly difficult week, as we had transitioned Dad into the nursing...

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#8 Say What?

Communication. It’s what I do for a living. I help others learn to communicate effectively. This is what makes it so ironic that the lines of interchange within my own family can be so...

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#6 A Word to the Wise

A Word to the Wise As I hung up the phone, my older-and-wiser father attempted to encourage me. “It’s okay to be disappointed. If I’m honest about it, I’m sad too. But don’t let...