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Metaphors

When I was at NIU (the second time) studying Visual Communications, we were assigned a metaphor project. It proved challenging to a lot of us. What exactly is a metaphor and how can we show it visually?! A metaphor is … Continue reading

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The Pickle

We all know to stop and smell the roses. We all know it’s the little things in life that mean the most. And we all know, all too well, that life is short. On April 16th, I drove down to … Continue reading

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Sweet Nellie

It is with wounded heart, weeping eyes, and hitching breath that I type this. We lost our beloved pup, Nellie Fox, last week after thirteen long and wonderful years and a quick and failing decline. We bought her from a Pembroke … Continue reading

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My BB

My BB turned one last week. At his party, someone mentioned they thought it was cute that I called him BB. In the beginning, when we found out my daughter and her husband were expecting, BB was just “text speak” … Continue reading

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It’s the little things.

We all want to make a difference, touch someone’s life, be remembered. I’d like to think I’m going to write and publish a best-selling novel that will resonate and help keep my memory alive long after I’m gone. But that’s … Continue reading

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Two Minute Tirade

The average reader consumes approximately 200 words per minute. That means I’m on my soapbox for about 400 words. I AM SO SICK OF POLITICS. I’d think everyone would be by now, even the candidates. And yet, every available media … Continue reading

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You say Tomato? I say Thanks!

As September comes to a close, I fear that doorknob veggie season has passed…. A wise man once asked me, “What do you call a person with no tomatoes in August?” “Friendless,” he answered. I am not a gardener. I … Continue reading

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Words on a Screen

It’s been sixteen years since we bought our first computer. It was a splurge for our tenth anniversary. Computers have come a long way in the last sixteen years… more accommodating and totally integral. The first thing I did with … Continue reading

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The Queen of Theme

I am the Theme Queen. Self-appointed, perhaps, but it is a legacy I have earned and although not everyone gets it, no one would deny it. Fun fairs, Galas, Birthday Parties, Bunco—to me, a gathering and a theme go hand … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Spectrum

I’ve come across several articles lately that have focused on the reevaluation of Autism diagnosis. Calling it Autism Spectrum Disorder, health care providers have broken down the complex developmental disability that causes problems with social interaction and communication into three … Continue reading

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