Pride Of Place

Road Trip!

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds
{Lake Life}Today is February 29 and a time for celebration. Happy Birthday to all the Leap Year babies! May you be blessed with health and happiness for another four years. Excitement is building as I plan for my next Footsteps blog series. I wrote last week about my obsession with the British TV show Midsomer Murders and the stories we tell through TV, t...
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Pride Of Place

The Tales We Tell

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Pride Of Place | Read Time: 3 minutes, 23 seconds
{ John Nettles & Jason Hughes from Midsomer Murders}Hi Ho, greetings from the land of springtime! The calendar may state that it is February but temperatures in New York are mild and most definitely confusing the squirrels and my daffodils. This last weekend Marty and I sat in "our chairs" overlooking the lake, a still frozen lake I will add, and enjo...
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Life Management

A Widow's Guide

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 0 minutes, 34 seconds
{Kristin with Deepak Chopra}This past summer I wrote about my friend Kristin Meekhof and her efforts on behalf of widows worldwide. Kristin lost her husband to adrenal cancer in only seven weeks after the initial diagnosis. She has drawn upon her own experiences to write an inspiring book that helps guide...
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Life Management

Free The Angel!

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
Do you believe in angels? If I were to put that question to Marty, he would ask me to define the word angel. We would spend at least an hour hammering out vocabulary before getting to the discussion of belief. I will attempt to clarify the word before moving forward with our conversation. When Matthew, my son, had his cycling accident last year, my daughter visualized an angel embracing and swaddli...
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Life Management

Merry New Year!!

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 40 seconds
Life is good and yet, it is a bit off schedule. We had our first snow of the season at the Lake this morning, my Christmas tree was up well into the New Year and this is my first blog post of the 2016. I can't explain the lack of snow but the Christmas tree and blog post are my doing. Our Christmas tree was beautiful and smelled delicious and I couldn't bring myself to take it down. The blog has ta...
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Home & Community

How To Build Community

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Home & Community | Read Time: 2 minutes, 26 seconds
In the coming weeks I am going to discuss the how-tos of building community that will enhance your life and the lives of others. Why? Because I believe as the Boomers retire, the children of the Gen Xers begin to graduate from high schools and the Millennials finally look up from their computers, all will be asking, "What next?". Everyone will want to know how to make connections and l...
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Loving The Wild Life

Squirrels As Friends

Posted: 4 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Loving The Wild Life | Read Time: 2 minutes, 25 seconds
Gary the Gardener's Body DoubleHaving a squirrel for a friend is a lot like having a child. Squirrels, like children, are noisy, messy, and inclined to end up in places they shouldn't. Gary the Gardener is one such squirrel.  As the temperature continues to drop here on the mountain, I look longingly over my back patio, remembering one warm August afternoon...
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