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Making it felt

Just when I thought 2020 was behind me and brighter days were ahead, the US Capitol siege turned that optimism sour. Scenes brought back memories of 1968, a time when it seemed America was coming apart. For those younger than me, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were assassinated. The Vietnam war was raging. Racial unrest and riots were raging in cities. I wanted…

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A fresh new look

I have blogged since 2006. Darren Rowse, a blogging expert, believes people blog for self-improvement and personal growth, to make money, to have a voice in a community, or to make the world a better place. My motivation echoes this sentiment other than making a profit. I also blog because I just enjoy writing. My blogging styles The look, focus, and platform of my blogging has changed…

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Changes for the New Year

Change. The power to make changes overtakes us when the calendar page turns to January 1. Resolutions are made.  Diets become healthier. Visits to the gym resume. Bad habits are banished to history.  It’s a clean slate and chance to be a new person. This familiar pattern repeats itself every year. Unfortunately when the calendar page is turned to February 1, most of those changes…

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Top Five Photos of 2011

Today, I begin a weeklong series of “Top 5…” posts. These are snippets of 2011 from different perspectives. I am starting this series with the top five photos of the year.  I like to take photographs. I stop short of calling myself a photographer. I take photos to capture and chronicle my life experiences. My camera is always with me on vacation, bike rides, fairs,…

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Meet the Blogger: Rob Portinga from Former Fat Dudes

Today I am interviewing Rob Portinga from Former Fat Dudes. Rob is the webmaster and primary blogger behind, a web site that is dedicated to life after weight loss surgery from a dude’s perspective. Rob is also the owner of Positively Healthy (, a nutritional coaching service for a positively healthy life. Join me as I chat with this energetic successful weight loss surgery…

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Meet the Blogger: Gloria Samuels from Banded Living

Today I am interviewing Gloria Samuels from Banded Living. Gloria and Sandi Henderson are the web mistresses of, a comprehensive web site for people exploring Lap Band surgery or living life as a Lap Band post-op. They are also the authors of Is Lap Band Surgery for Me?. Join me as I learn more about this dynamic woman and her vision for Banded Living.