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Goodbye

My aunt is gone. No one is really sure when she went. I do not believe that she suffered although she had certainly suffered plenty in her life. In the last 6 months, I have lost 2 very brave strong southern women that I admired much. I admired them for being caring and compassionate, brave, and cheerful in the face of very poor odds. They ...

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on conflict

Yesteday, I attended a class on conflict resolution. I am taking a bunch of these kinds of classes in hopes of bettering my communication style. The most interesting thing I learned about the class is my style of conflict management. I am a compromiser.To me, compromising makes sense, each of you get something that you want and give up something in return. However, it is ...

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No friday five

My aunt is not doing too well. She is diabetic and has to do dialysis 3 x a week. She recently underwent a minor “routine” procedure and slipped into a coma-like state (the doctors seem hesitant to call it a coma although she is for the most part, nonresponsive yet according to them, stable) She looks bad although she does not seem like she is ...

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heebie jeebies

ok…. have you ever gotten an email which was most likely misdirected? I’ve gotten a few of ’em throughout the years because several folks have bought similiar domain names to mine… which means I get quite a few emails every year to the “wrong” robin. …..sometimes I contact folks back and sometimes I don’t (just to let them know that they have the wrong person…) ...

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valentine’s day

I generally think valentine’s day is a holiday best reserved for the kindergarten lot…. paper doily hearts, handmade cards and candy conversation hearts…. However, my favorite valentine’s day happened a few years ago in college. Most afternoons, I worked in a video store which had a flower store next to it. This particular valentine’s day I was planning on going to an anti-valentine’s party and ...

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