Resilience, or…Starting a new career in middle age

Any complete career change is a crapshoot when you’re a middle-aged person. I have a Master’s degree which I never used, and from the time in the mid- 1970s when I graduated, I spent twelve years as a hospital pharmacy assistant, gaining one of the first licenses given out after they were required by Washington …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic!

I am the most optimistic when I am playing or listening to music.  It is a true gift to be able to play an instrument, and it's really difficult to be depressed or anxious while playing with your group.  Or listening to your husband's group!  Here are a couple of pictures from our trip to …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Alphabet

This photo is, to my mind, absolutely priceless.  Signboard in front of the elementary school a block from where I work.  I did a double-take while driving by, and just had to stop and take a picture.  Do they not teach their employees to spell any more?  If the staff can't spell, are any of …

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Terror in Istanbul – The Turkish People Are Being Kept in the Dark!

Yes, it's true.  You have perhaps heard or read about the suicide-bombing this morning, near the Blue Mosque in Istanbul.  Shortly thereafter, it came out that the perpetrators were probably ISIS.  Due to their Islamist-leaning government, the Turkish people have had their internet access cut off, and web sites of news organizations blocked.  A friend …

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Dear Muslims of the World

This piece originally appeared on the Member Feed at Ricochet.  I have permission of the author, who goes by Franco, to feature it here.  I am in agreement with every word. Dear Muslims of the world, The United States is not a Muslim country. We eat pork, we like dogs, we drink alcohol (a lot!). …

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Welcome to 2016

Gunmen attack Indian airbase near Pakistani border, 2 killed. Two dead, several injured, after gunman attacks Israeli bar, suspect at large. North Korea's Kim Jong Eun says he is ready for war. State Department releases over 3,000 Clinton emails on New Year's Eve. Obama meets with Attorney General to tighten gun laws by Executive Order. …

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