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The Downside of Travel: Saying Goodbye to Great Strangers

One of the best things about travel is meeting new people. It is also one of the hardest. I’ve spent the last three days in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a press trip, a PR-driven tour of a city meant to … Continue reading

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No, We Haven’t Killed Each Other. Yes, We Have Been Tempted.

I mentioned on Facebook this week wanting to send Emma to her non-existent room. My stepsister laughed at my pain virtually and said what most people say when I talk about someone in my traveling party driving me crazy: I can’t … Continue reading

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On My 11th Wedding Anniversary

I flipped through my wedding album last night in preparation for writing a post about my 11th wedding anniversary for today. I was caught off guard by how much had changed since those photos were taken 11 years ago. Marriages … Continue reading

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In Comparison, Not Good Enough

When my husband and I first got engaged, I was thrilled to be a part of his family.  I saw in his parents, especially in his mother, wholeness and conventions that I had missed in my childhood. They were normal, … Continue reading

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How To Make People Appreciate You

If you have children, a spouse, parents, siblings or friends, you have undoubtedly felt unappreciated.  Perhaps you’ve experienced the following scenario: You decide to do something nice for someone you love. You buy the perfect gift, bring home the sweetest trinket, … Continue reading

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