Manny Pacquiao – No Stranger to Suffering

If you’re like me, and you don’t follow boxing, you might be asking who is Manny Pacquiao? I read about him in today’s Wall Street Journal (see link below). He has a big boxing match coming up this weekend.   The majority of sports fans know who he is but for those of you who don’t you might be interested in his story.   Manny Pacquiao¬†is a Filipino...
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How I Missed The Forest For The Trees

    Have you ever had the experience of missing something really fun and interesting because it was too close to home? That’s how it is with Golden, Colorado. It’s a fourteen minute drive from my front door and yet I’ve never spent time here, despite living nearby for 25 years!   Oh sure, I’ve done the Coors Brewery tour, a bunch of times. And my husband and...
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My Son In Law Became An American Citizen Today

I just had to share. My son-in-law Rik became an American citizen today. He moved to American from Great Britain when he was 12 years old. This dream has been a long time comin!   I couldn’t figure out how to get the photos in order. We gave Rik gifts and had a beer afterwards. What a great day!   ...
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Practicing Hospitality – Guest Room Essentials

I love my husband’s parents. My own parents are gone but I still feel like I have parents who love me: John and Doris.   No we haven’t had the perfect relationship. But we have had a great relationship. I feel blessed that they are still a big part of our lives even though my husband and I are old enough be grandparents.   Doris is the type of person who grabs her...
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I Published A Book Today

Most of you know I published a book in 2013. It was a traditionally published book called Renewed: Finding Your Inner Happy in an Overwhelmed World, and as great as my agents and publishers were, it was an agonizing experience that took many years to accomplish.   I had to learn: What I wanted to say How to make my story and make it applicable to a wider audience How to write a query to an...
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