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In Need of a Change

In Need of a Change

In trying to find a title, I just tried to find some song lyrics about change. It didn’t help. For some people, change is a dreaded word. They struggle with the unknown and the myriad of decisions that come with change. Others embrace it. They can’t stand in one place for longer than 10 minutes before they need change—whether it’s a…

I’m Ready for Football Season

Every fall I could count on two things: 1. Soccer season began. 2. Football season began. Of those two, there was no denying that they were both important to my life. Soccer was my first love. I spent a lot of hours practicing and kicking the soccer ball against the garage door. I got my lengths to have some wicked…

Four Ways to Make a Move More Stressful

I’m currently in the process of boxing up my life and preparing for phase 1 of moving beginning on Saturday. Phase 1? Yes. We’re doing a two, perhaps three, phase approach to moving. Because if there’s one thing I recognize now, it’s that I have A LOT of stuff. Even more than I did when I moved in two years ago. Here…

Independence Day

Fourth of July. We commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence which occurred on July 4, 1776. It was that document that basically sealed the position of the leaders of this country against the all-powerful England. We were going to war. As an educated historian (I have the bachelor’s degree) I find that this holiday is sometimes wrapped up…