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Are You Too Old To Wear High Tops?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 10 seconds
 My daughter and I have an agreement. I made her promise to tell me if I ever started dressing funny. My maternal grandmother and mother both started to concoct outlandish get-ups in the final months and years of their lives. As they aged, their internal thermostat seemed to breakdown. In response, they started to "layer" their look. My grandmother wore a tiny flowered pri...
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Is Sorbet The Solution? It Was For Me.

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 14 seconds
After almost 6 month on divergent paths, Marty and I were going to be home at the same time. Two whole weeks before the traveling started again and we weren't going to waste a minute.  We now had time to get caught up with each other, work on our to-do list and prepare those healthy meals we missed on the road. Off to the grocery store we went to restock the refrigerator and...
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Can You Have Too Many Choices In Life?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 30 seconds
Like many people in the United States, I went through an Ayn Rand period. I read everything she wrote and to this day consider The Fountainhead one of my favorite books. Yes, others may consider Atlas Shrugged her masterpiece but I contend that one of the most romantic literary heroes ever penned was Howard Roark. Who wouldn't want to emulate him...the morally centered artistic g...
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TV: Garbage In Garbage Out?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 3 minutes, 1 second
I love TV.  I have since I was a little kid when my brother and I woke up early Saturday mornings to watch the test pattern. We were glued to the TV until noon as Sky King, Hopalong Cassidy and Have Gun Will Travel entertained us and taught us life lessons while our parents slept. After college I became a Switcher for our local ABC affiliate st...
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Time For A Late-Life Crisis?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds
{New York City Stone Ponies}I did not get to have a mid-life crisis. My ex-husband beat me to the punch, exiting my life and the lives of our children with the declaration that he was leaving for where "the whole shack shimmes" and a motorcycle. Somebody had to stay behind to take care of the kids and pay the mortgage and that somebody was me. I...
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Running The Numbers On Time

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 28 seconds
{Cherub Longing For Spring}In my business I often tell a client that I need to "run the numbers" in order to ascertain the cost of a project. It is a pretty straight forward process and it quickly reveals whether the client is serious about going forward. In my own life, I have started to run the numbers...on time. Since the death of my parents,...
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How To Let Go

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 44 seconds
The proliferation of blogs both by professionals and non-professionals has resulted in a wealth of inspirational and useful information. I have learned a great deal from others as they work to navigate a world that is over-stimulated, shallow and driven to consume at a frenzied pace. As I worked to organize my closets and basement, I crafted my plan after reading how others appro...
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What Is Your Happily Ever After?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 27 seconds
Once upon a time...I listen in anticipation when I hear those words. I know I am about to be transported to another world where I can experience the struggles suffered by the heroine and yet, end up experiencing the classic ending, and they lived happily ever after. There is a story playing out in the sports world that could have started with once upon a time. Florida Gulf Coas...
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Are You Happier Today Than Yesterday?

Posted: 8 years ago | By: Christine Somers | In: Life Management | Read Time: 1 minute, 44 seconds
{Spring Pinwheel Garden}The ideas behind my post last Friday not only captured my imagination but the imagination of many of the readers of Footsteps. The statement that good ideas were the sole domain of people under 30 was met with some reasoned and thoughtful responses by both those under 30 and over 30. The general feeling is that there are pe...
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