Monthly Archives: June 2011

When To Remain Silent

When I was seven, my father accepted a position as a research chemist at the Oak Ridge National Laboratories, forcing our young family to migrate from Ohio to Tennessee. My maternal grandmother had already instilled in me a strong sense … Continue reading

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On The Road

Grandmothers are very special people. Experienced parents themselves, their skills are all in order, and they are old enough to have become wise along the way. Both of my grandmothers were exceptional women – each in their own way. Forced … Continue reading

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My Friend V

Eight years ago, I moved to Maryland to help my parents and began a new job. As I was organizing my tiny desk, I felt a hand on my shoulder.  “Hi!”  Its owner said with a large smile.  “I’m V….  … Continue reading

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A Personal Journey

Books… As I sit here in my den, I am surrounded by them – novels and dictionaries, romances and mysteries, cookbooks and children’s books. For a moment I am struck by just how diverse my reading tastes are, ranging from … Continue reading

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Have One Anyway

Did you know that the first Friday in June has been designated as National Donut Day? Well, I did. Now, I realize that at first glance this may strike you as a deviation from my normal blog content, but you … Continue reading

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