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Falling into Thanks

November 28, 2011

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When I moved back to Virginia just a smidgen over two years ago, I began writing about “making eggs” because I was inspired by the movie “Runaway Bride” in which the lead character had never realized how she liked eating eggs. Instead, she had always chosen whatever preparation her fiances preferred. (Sorry for those who […]

Genuine, Solidarity, Forgiveness

January 10, 2011

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Being late on deciding what my “Three Words for 2011” comes as no surprise to myself and to those who have been around me. In the past few months, I have been befuddled on which words to select and how to apply them throughout the year. One day while in a discussion with my gracious […]

The Profit in Availability

August 4, 2010


If there is one complaint that my area local businesses state, it is the lack of customers they see. Their complaints aggravate me to no end because these same businesses keep hours that only apply to folks with leisure time to spare, such as wealthy housewives or retirees with money to blow. For those full-time […]

Facing the Fear of Differences FTW

March 1, 2010


On our little planet known as Earth, there are multiples of races and ethnicities abound. We all look a little different and have various lifestyles, but the one bond we have is our desire to help one another in times of need. Recently the earthquake in Haiti brought out the best in many of our […]

Filling 3 Bags for Charity

December 8, 2009

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Gratitude and appreciation are often overlooked and taken for granted. Gina Bonomo Dugas of the Mosaic Yarn Shop in Blacksburg, VA was determined to remind everyone how luckily blessed we are. She conceived an idea to host an event that benefited not one, nor two, but three local charities: libraries, the local food bank, and […]

A Knitting Pirate Turns 40

November 29, 2009

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When I turned thirty-nine last year, I spent it alone against my wishes. I had never done so, and I was terrified. Richie was in his bowling league that night, and all my local pals were away on Thanksgiving break or had family visiting. Even the knit nights at the North Attleborough Borders and Sue’s […]