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Apologies

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 2 seconds
As I was leaving the theatre Friday night, an attractive woman behind me began an effusive apology. She said over and over again, “I am so, so sorry.” In an uncharacteristic move, I turned away from her without blurting out the traditional, “that’s okay”. I was not being rude, honestly, I was just confused as to why she was apologizing and needed time to think through my r...
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The Games We Play

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 12 seconds
Good food and good company are standard fare at Thanksgiving but how about good conversation and fun. I'm not talking about the quick comments made during half time or as the family takes a minute to stroll around the block after each football game. I'm talking about making eye contact and laughing out loud. There are many board games and puzzles that can entertain for hours but ho...
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Being In Control And Other Illusions

Posted: 5 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 30 seconds
Colorfully whimsical are the words that come to mind each time I look up from my computer to see the print by Brian Andreas hanging on my wall. I like to think that I am one who goes as the wind goes without a care in the world. But under the harsh stare from the woman in the mirror, I know this to be an illusion. I like order. It's satisfying to be in con...
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How To Avoid Becoming A Bitter Old Woman Or Man

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 4 seconds
Growing up I remember clearly my mother saying, "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all". That maxim along with her belief that you don't talk politics or religion at the dinner table was the core of her life philosophy. My mother was a nice person who was gracious and kind to all her friends but she was not open to sharing much about herself with others. Her p...
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It's Summer So It Must Be Jacksonville

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 4 minutes, 43 seconds
[Sunday morning rain showers]The count down is on and today is the last Thursday my grandchildren will attend classes for this school year. I headed south to be part of the moving up ceremonies for the preschoolers and 5th graders. To be part of the waning days of school uniforms and homework as they give way to sleeping in, water shirts and su...
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Finding A Home For Your Books

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 48 seconds
"When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes." ~Desiderius ErasmusI'm a book person. Books are my friends, mentors and teachers; every book that entered my home found its own special place. I didn't loan out my friends or give them away. My books were always at my fingertips in the event I wanted to research a favorite passage or...
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Living In New York

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
[ West Community Garden cared for by a passionate group of volunteers]Today I am going to take a break from posting about planning for the Fourth Quarter to write about living in New York City.  I'm not one of those (transplanted) New Yorkers who believes the City is the epicenter of the world but I do understand why most of the
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