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What It’s Really Like to Be a Neurotic Mother

Editor’s Note:  Today’s Mother’s Day story is written a bit tongue in cheek.  It is our preference to write about others.  Nevertheless, we suspect our story may strike a chord for others. This is a story about a mother.   And, it might just sound a little more than auto-biographical.  Because …

Kiss and Slap Offenders

Kiss and Slap Offenders

Like many mothers, my mom was a source of infinite wisdom.  One of my favorites was her characterization of certain actions as a “kiss and a slap”.  She was entirely correct.  An assortment of  individuals just do not get the damage that transpires with their random assertions. Kiss and Slap …

social media poses danger

In case you do not know it already, social media poses danger.  Seemingly innocent posts and photographs on any of the sites can come back to haunt the author.  In fact, the results can create unnecessary mayhem in one’s personal and public life.  There is truth to the acronym “TMI” …

The Impact of Social Media

Social media has a definite impact on both business and personal lives.  Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are the most influential when it comes to business.  In just a few words, a solitary post can deliver positive or negative information about a company or political candidate.  The result is best termed …

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Holiday Newsletter

The opening song to Broadway’s Fiddler on the Roof says it well.  “Tradition!  Tradition!  Tradition!”  As the calendar approaches the end of the year,  some will write an annual holiday newsletter to communicate with family and friends.  Others prefer to inscribe handwritten sentiments , while still others enjoy sharing their …

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Write a Personal Ad for Results

  What’s the difference between a personal ad written by a writing service and one hastily put together?  One word.  Results.  Almost a year ago, we reviewed a Match.com profile for one of our clients.  For our purposes, we will refer to this gentleman as Alex.  He is not the …

Online Dating

Finding that Special Someone with Words – Online Dating

For many, the internet is an infinite source to search for companionship and even everlasting love.  Some go the gratis route and place advertisements on Craig’s List and free dating sites.  Others use paid websites, with the assumption that they will get better quality if there is an associated cost.  Social media has also played …

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An Expression of Sympathy

If it were not for social media, I might not have learned of three deaths this weekend.  All have their touch of deep sadness.  One, a young man, whose murder remains unsolved.  Another, a mother close to my own age, who I knew quite casually.  The last, the husband of an …

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Teach Your Children – The Importance of “Thank You”

It is a pet peeve of mine.  Parents should not wait for teachers to give their children basic lessons.  Reading and writing are skills that are life tools.  Likewise, mothers and fathers should be the ones providing instructions on mannerly behavior.  It is insane to think this responsibility belongs anywhere else. …

next of kin

Leaving the Real Valuable to Next of Kin

No one likes to think of death. However, one thing is for sure. Tomorrow is promised to none of us. Some profound songwriter summed it up pretty well: “We’re not getting out of here alive.” When confronted with the certainty of death, some run to their attorneys to devise strategies …

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