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Ryan: The Last Diet Resolution You'll Ever Make

*  Enjoy a repost of a blog I wrote to ring in 2019.  The sentiments still apply! I’ve always had an intense love-hate relationship with New Year’s.  On the one hand, I love the sense of starting over in a brand new...

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Kim: Reimagining the Albatross

Inspired by and dedicated to Arlette. I'm pretty certain I first heard of an albatross through reading Coleridge's "Rime of the Ancient Mariner", though I don't remember if it was high school or college.  I recall the...

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Ryan: Downsizing Christmas

  I love the trappings of Christmas.  Every year I vow to wait until the first day of December to kick off the Christmas season.  I like to stack my Pandora with assorted Christmas music stations for all moods and occasions.  I...

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Kim: It's Not About Soap

Yesterday, I was traveling home to Maine from a winter weekend getaway to the beach.  It was my fifth trip in 2019 that required airline travel, and the previous 4 trips were as smooth as silk.  No bumps on the way down, and no issue with my...

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Ryan: A Novel Approach

  I love stories.  I always have. I grew up on Saturday morning cartoons and After School Specials.  I mass consumed comic books and Hardy Boys Mysteries. My mother took me to the small local library every couple of weeks in the...

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Kim: Replace the Dial

How many of you are old enough to remember the TVs with a dial for the channel and another for the volume, where the outer part of the dial was a knob that could be slipped off its post?  There's a story in my family that my father would...

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Kim: A Dab Won't Do Ya

Early fall arrives in Maine sooner than it arrives on the calendar, and we've already had some frosty mornings, so today's warm sun and moderate temperatures were welcome for my walk.  Down by the river, I stood on a flat rock with my...

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Kim: Not Tarrying With Yesterday

I just returned from my Sunday morning nature walk.  The river and its early autumn foliage is a great setting to invite Gratitude Flow, which is one of my Poster Girl Habits (Habit #4:  EVERYDAY RITUALS). In the deep state of bliss...

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Ryan: Like Riding a Bike

People always say “it’s like riding a bike” to mean that something should be easy when it isn’t. At the beginning of every school year, I struggle to set up my electronic grade book even though I use it every day for 10 months....

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Kim: Poster Girl for Contentment

Somewhere over the past couple of years, I declared myself the Poster Girl for Contentment. People in my life have witnessed my transformation, but the words came from me. My poster girlhood is entirely "self-proclaimed." I used my grandmother as a...

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