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Think Pink

The human mind, in all its glory, is a difficult entity to comprehend. Consider that when it comes to a Powerball lottery, the odds of winning are 1 in 175 million–and yet up to 300 million tickets are sold as individuals prefer to believe they have a good chance of being the lucky winner. Conversely,…
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Bully For The Gold

Knowing right from wrong begins, for most humans, at a tender age. Few among us can likely remember when we were first told “No!” by our parents, as we perhaps pulled too hard on strands of our mothers’ hair or grabbed dirty objects from the floor and stuck them into our teething mouths, yet somehow…
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It’s All In Your Head

Ever feel like a bad parent? No need to confess; it’s probable that most parents, at one time or another, have felt themselves unworthy of the “Dad or Mom of the Year” award. Take me, for instance. Nearly a month ago, shortly after beginning to train with the cross country team, our youngest son reported…
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Farmer Girl, Part II

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”  –Robert Louis Stevenson All my life I’ve heard the tales. You know, the ones about people who dug a couple of zucchini plants into their gardens during May and were rewarded with such a bounty of oblong green squash…
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Fit For Life

Maybe you thought I was born with this sensational figure. Think again: My stunningly well-sculpted physique is the product of much reluctant exercise and several dozen 10-minute miles. Olympic training regimens? Not in my world. Every time I make the effort to attend the fitness class I favor, with an instructor who somehow admits me…
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