Posts Tagged ‘lessons learned’

Unfinished Business

I went to a funeral the other day. It wasn’t my first, I have been to many funerals, but it was one of the most memorable. The man that died, he was my friend’s dad. I didn’t really know him because my friend lives out of state and we met as adults, but I “knew him”…

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“Fell On Black Days”

The day started out normal enough. I woke up, as usual, before my alarm. Looked to my left. No one there, but I’m used to that. My husband always leaves for Camp Tanuga, where he is one of the directors, late in April so not waking up next to him this time of year–though not…

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Mailbag Monday! How To Find Downtime And Deal With Sucky People

    Mailbag Monday #6! I picked two topics/questions for this installment. Feel free to agree, disagree or add on because we all know I have no business answering questions from anyone, but you asked! Also, I apologize for being a day late. Life happens, as you know, and sometimes we have to stop everything to acknowledge the…

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Thank You Note

Dear You, On March 23, 2016 we came out with the post Lose Yourself. It was an announcement post of sorts: We decided as a family we were going to take a shot at branding Dim Sum and Doughnuts.

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In Defense Of Black Dogs: The Bruno Marshall Story

(From the archives: February, 2015) I read an article once that said “Black dogs are less likely to be adopted than dogs of other colors.” I never forgot that article because I didn’t understand. Why would dogs get the shaft simply for being black? Some of my favorite dogs are black! In truth though, whenever I had…

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When Karma Shows Up At An Eminem Concert

My 7 year old daughter, F, got stung by a bee. The story goes that the bee was buzzing around her but she stayed really still and he left. But then he came back. She says he came back and hid inside her pants until she was inside our cabin playing with her sister—and then he stung her on the…

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