Invasion of Public Privacy

June 25, 2015

Two weeks ago my husband and I took five of our nieces and nephews for the weekend. We went to out neighborhood community pool for the day for swimming and fun. All five (ages 4-12) have taken swimming lessons and the 4 year old had on arm floaties as an extra precaution. We know the […]

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Oldie But Goodie Etiquette – Control Your Emotions

June 25, 2015

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Strangers And Shrieks In The Darkness

June 24, 2015

This was originally published to the blog on Monday, however, a disk drive on the server died Monday afternoon and everything posted to the site for the previous 24 hours evaporated into thin air.  That includes all readers’ comments to this original post.  So, here we go again….I’m not sure I can recreate my original […]

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Feel Good Friday – Holderness Father’s Day

June 19, 2015

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The Demise of the Professional Job Search

June 9, 2015

I sometimes wonder who is giving guidance to young people about how to search for a job. When I was younger, I was told to always dress at least one “notch” above the job you were looking to get. You even dress up to pick up an application at a fast food place, because you […]

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Feel Good Friday – Much Better Than Any Graduation Speech

June 5, 2015

The 2015 graduating class of Hawaii’s Kahuku High and Intermediate School decided to give their friends and family a treat before they walked across the stage, performing a 10-minute mashup of Top 40 hits. A video description said the students learned the number — which features parts of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Bruno Mars’ “Uptown […]

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The Mourning Yoga Pants

June 4, 2015

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about when my grandpa died. His second wife (who has been my grandma for as long as I can remember, married when I was an infant) had her own family, grown children and grandchildren when they got married. I never knew them well, they didn’t come to events for […]

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Update to Missy, Missy Oh My

June 2, 2015

  A few readers asked for an update on what happened with the graduation ceremony for my son.  Read the original story.   Here it is: On my last comment to the original submission, I let readers know that I had decided to call “Missy” directly about the graduation and space limits. She asked for […]

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