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The Faces of Old Men

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Jun,2018

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I can’t get them out of my mind. I met them in the lines At the grocery store. One thanked me when the lady Cut in front of him and I shook my head When she ignored his plea.  …

Is Quality Craftmanship a Thing of the Past?

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May,2018

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Jim was a machinist at a small manufacturer near Plant 42 in Palmdale, California. I was 20 and did some of the bookkeeping for this company that provided specialized parts for airplanes and motorcycles. Jim worked independently, uninterrupted and was…

A Few of My Favorite Things

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May,2018

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Dear Julie Andrews, Here are a few of my favorite things:   A hot cup of green tea on a cold afternoon And a hot cup of chamomile to Soothe a queasy tummy just before bed – Both with a…

Yes, Mavis, Me Too

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Apr,2018

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I saw Mavis Staples in concert last night at World Records in Bakersfield, California. I love her feisty spunk, gravelly voice and dimpled face. She was a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2014 and the broadcast of the award show was…

He’s Just a Simple Man

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Apr,2018

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Keith and I are celebrating nine years together next month. Right after we met, Keith told me he’s just a simple man. I learned in time what he meant by “simple.” He’s down-to-earth, easy to get along with and can…

A Story of Two Girls

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Apr,2018

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Tarah was born to two loving parents and a brother five years older named Melvin. Tarah was a beautiful baby and little girl. In time, though, her parents noticed some behavior problems. Unlike her well-behaved brother, Tarah was more rambunctious,…

Excuse Me, Someone Forgot to Ask Grandma

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Apr,2018

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Watching Angie, my nine-year-old granddaughter, walk by the car into the pizza parlor was like watching a different person when my son and his family made a surprise visit last weekend. All three of the so-called “little” grandkids that we…

We Love Our Fur Balls

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Apr,2018

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Nate, the cat, jumped up on the couch to get one of his chin scratches and head rubs by me that he gets throughout each day. It was quite a love session before I decided to get to work on…

Trauma Informed Care: Part 5

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Apr,2018

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To follow are suggestions regarding how we can help ourselves heal from trauma, developmental or otherwise, garnered from several professionals and experienced teachers. This is Part 5 and the final in a blog series regarding Trauma Informed Care (TIC) beginning…

Trauma Informed Care: Part 4

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Apr,2018

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Previous blog posts Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 discuss Trauma Informed Care (TIC), the impact of trauma upon individuals and society and what some communities are doing to improve societal ills such as crime and homelessness. These posts…