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It’s About the Bride!

Wedding Etiquette

It's About the Bride! 

Most people would agree that the wedding day is about the bride and groom/groom and groom/bride and bride -- their attire, glowing faces, and most importantly, their vows. I will admit, that the day of the blushing bride walking down the aisle with hope in her eyes, a...
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Hello Adele, We heard you.

Hello Adele, We heard you...so did your fans, your family, and your son.

Apparently, famed producer, Tony Visconti, called out Adele questioning her vocals, insinuating "...if that is actually her voice or how much has been manipulated..." Well, Ms. Adele Laurie Blue Adkins responded during her concert, saying, "Dude, suck my ****." Famed producer Tony Visconti, has...
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Shooting in Orlando: Dear Political Candidates

Dear Political Candidates;

While the shooting in Orlando isn't the only tragedy, nor sadly, the last, it is the most recent. As heated as the pro and con debate is about:
  • Guns.
  • Terrorism.
  • Islam.
  • Muslims.
  • Gays & LGTB.
  • Background checks.
  • Social media posts.
  • Religious beliefs.
  • Walls.
  • Etc.
Save it, please! Those killed were brothers, daughters, cousins, uncles,...
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Voting is Personal

Voting is Personal...Well, it is for some people.

Some people don't mind promoting and showing support for a particular candidate or proposition. And, that is their right! Why do some people choose to keep their voting preferences private? After an informal survey of both genders, varying ages, and job status, these were the most common reasons for...
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That Offends Me.

That Offends Me.  

If you hang out with someone long enough, they will say or do something that will "offend" you.  I don't refer to a monumental faux pas, insane belief, or troubling lack of respect. Maybe just a difference of opinion or dislike. Nonetheless, to some people, a difference of...
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Monastery Stays | Part I | Tips for a Silent Retreat

Monastery Stays | Tips for a Silent Retreat | Part I

Why do people choose a silent retreat? I don't know, but I do know why I chose it. My cup runneth over. I have little to complain about, but have much to be grateful for. And with time and seclusion impossible to find, I was...
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Overheard Conversations

Overheard conversations. But it's you they're talking about.

Whether we want to or not, we constantly overhear conversations that do not involve us. Anytime you're in public, someone can easily tune into your conversation. Considering that many conversations are via cell phone and people tend to move about, we, the people have no choice but...
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Holiday Gatherings. How to Handle Personal Questions

Holiday gatherings. How to handle personal questions with tact and civility.  

"Oh, you got your hair cut." "Some people are just meant to be single." "If you're satisfied with your life, then that's all that matters." Well meaning? The anticipation of the dreaded comments or questions from friends or family members can put anyone...
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