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Only One Thing Is Getting Me Through This Hatred

Last Monday, I happened to be putting things away in the kitchen when the President was broadcast live from the G20 conference. I grabbed a pen and jotted down his words, feeling the truth in what he said. And when … Continue reading

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Have You Heard of Craftivism?

If you haven’t, you should know it’s a world-wide movement. Craftivism opens up a conversation so people can learn from each other and exchange views. When I attended Salon An Artful Conversation last year, I was delighted to hear Betsy … Continue reading

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You Can Make Better Videos: Public Access TV

A few years ago, I wanted to learn how to produce professional videos. You know how you attempt to capture an event on video and the quality’s usually poor? I definitely wanted to do better. At the time, a professional … Continue reading

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We Really Remember Social Network Posts

Several years ago I had weekly conversations with an older gentleman. He talked about how his life was out of control, both professionally and personally. I’d encourage him to pick one thing to do that week to find his way … Continue reading

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20 Great Insights For A Community Vision

“We need to educate because people won’t embrace what they don’t understand.” ~ Edward McMahon from the Urban Land Institute. When giving examples of adaptable and successful cities, Edward McMahon often describes the City of Rockville. Today the Rockville Summit Work … Continue reading

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It Starts As An Idea

  How do “firsts” start? The enthusiasm during our yoga teacher training spilled out of our hearts. We wanted to share our passion. I started talking about creating a yoga event in our Town Center. My fellow teachers needed experience … Continue reading

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Make Voting Personal

During our primary election, the polls were very empty. My oldest son didn’t understand the lack of participation. He recently studied the struggles for voting rights in this country and he told me throughout the day that he’ll never miss … Continue reading

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Needing Your Own It’s A Wonderful Life

Lately I’ve hit some rough patches. Things haven’t gone the way I’d hoped. Crossroads can be confusing times in your life. One day my husband surprised me by saying I needed to watch It’s A Wonderful Life because I had … Continue reading

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Acadia Could Have Been A Private Playground

Months after our vacation to Acadia National Park, I’m still struck by the astounding beauty of the rocky shorelines and mountain peaks. But another thought has grown in my mind and brought me to action. During one of our tours, … Continue reading

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Blogging Reigns Me In Until I Feel Like Bursting

  Blogging has an “anything goes” reputation. Bloggers are known to go off on extreme tangents and tell you exactly what they think. Sometimes anonymous, sometimes angry, blogging has traditionally been known as ranting. For me, blogging is the opposite. … Continue reading

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