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2016 memory jar

My New, New Year’s Tradition — Creating a Memory Jar

I’m not sure how or when it happened, but 2016 got a bad rep. We had some startling moments for sure and lots of things we didn’t expect happened. Some were personal and others were in the public eye. It seems the public drags on happiness can be overwhelming. For me, I have to admit […]

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First-Hand Report from Volgograd, Russia

As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I have friends in Volgograd, Russia. So as my mind went more to the issues of terrorism that are causing concerns in that city, I thought about how terrorism has rocked others in my world. There were friends who lived in the areas where terrorists struck in downtown Oklahoma […]

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Merry Christmas vs Happy Holidays

Why Shouldn’t I Say Merry Christmas? Happy Holidays Isn’t the Same!

It happens every year. In December, I see the comments from people about wishing others Merry Christmas or the push to use Happy Holidays. There are “holiday parties” which seem to get under other people’s skin as they wish they were Christmas parties. Some people are simply asking a question about why others should be […]

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The First Few Days of My First 365 Day Photo Project

Earlier this week, I wrote about looking back across 2012 and thinking about the coming year. One thing I decided to do was a 365 project — these are projects various people do over the years where they take a photo everyday and compile them. It seemed like a nice way to capture what 2013 […]

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Year-End Review — Top 12 of 2012 Plus Some

This past year was a great one for both me and my blog, mainly because the blog is a personal one I guess. 馃槈 聽I have had a lot going on and I have shared a lot of it here on the blog. As I wrote this, I really enjoyed reviewing 2012. So while most […]

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Welcoming the Chinese New Year – Year of the Dragon

It seems to creep up on me every year. I get busy with all the things that come after the calendar switches to a new year, and then I turn around and remember it is time to welcome in a new year on the Chinese calendar. This year though, I had reminders here and there […]

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Making a Meaningful Personal New Year’s Resolution

I don’t make New Year’s resolutions very often but this year, I thought it would be good for me to share what I’m resolving to do because I know some of you will hold me accountable!. New Year’s resolutions have sort of become the butt of jokes and it leads lots of psychologists to really […]

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