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Looking For A Good Book…Try The Young Adult Section

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 42 seconds
I love to read. Being curled up with a good book on a rainy day is almost perfection. Better yet, reading a good book to my grandchildren is perfection. The last time I finished reading a book to my #1 granddaughter, she said unsolicited, "I love you", as she ran out to play with her friends. My heart almost stopped as I thought, "she loves a good book as much I do". ...
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Is Developing a "Thick Skin" The Answer?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 4 minutes, 21 seconds
I was talking with my friend and fellow writer Kristin yesterday. (More accurately we were texting, young people including my children and grandchildren have whole conversations through texting. I've learned to converse this way and now know more about my kids than when talking was our primary method of communication.) Some of you may
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Imperfection And Opportunities

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 4 seconds
{October Tomatoes}Temperatures are starting to drop here particularly at night. I begrudgingly picked the last remnants of my tomatoes before the frost destroyed them. I was bit disappointed to do so because the harvest was so late this year. The plants were covered in clusters of green, yellow and red tomatoes but I knew the cold would get them i...
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In Defense Of Mayor Michael Bloomberg…

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 5 minutes, 9 seconds
 {Wheaties and Weed: Maybe this guy could use some nutrition tips!}Michael Bloomberg is the mayor of New York City and I like him. I am here to explain why you should like him too.  That’s not to say that he needs me to defend him because he has done quite nicely without me covering for him during his 71 years on this p...
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Are You Superstitious?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 14 seconds
{Siblings at play}As I sit here drinking my morning juice creation, which admittedly is a little heavy on the ginger and lime juice, I am wondering if I am superstitious. My experience driven philosophies have served me well in the past. One such philosophy is the belief that if something is so hard that it takes every once of energy to accomp...
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Can We Make It New Again?

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 25 seconds
Last year as my mother's life was ending, my son's marriage of 12 years was ending too. I have not blogged about my son's divorce for various reasons but I will say our entire family grieved over the death of his marriage. Sadness is and was the main emotion surrounding that milestone. Today I watch with pride and in awe as he successfully cares for and nurtures his children...
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The News Is Good

Posted: 6 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 0 seconds
The call came this morning and the news is good. The lab results showed no reoccurrence of the cancer. I am relieved and I am grateful. I am relieved because these results mean I won't be spending the next weeks or months in a doctor's office or hospital while brokering payment with the insurance company.  I am grateful because this is a reminder to  "get it done,...
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