Posts Tagged ‘ friendship ’

How will you be remembered?

Photo of loved one

Loving, caring, compassionate Wife, daughter and friend Enjoyed writing Cooking Playing with toddlers. Funny in her sarcastic way Witty, intelligent, feminist Traveled the world Wrote numerous Bestsellers. Taught others How to pause And smell the flowers Appreciate their loved ones And count their blessings. Always sought New knowledge Asking questions Relentlessly Of friends and...
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Success – Loosely defined

Tony Anders

After spending a quarter century in the beauty industry, Tony realized his passion had shifted from what was happening on the outside of people to what was occuring on the inside. Years of listening to other’s stories led him to seek a deeper spiritual understanding of how all things are connected. Tony’s own challenges...
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What’s on your wishlist?

Make a wish

In an increasingly-consumerist world, most of us have our wishlists — on Amazon, GifTag,Wishlistr…or simply in our heads. Some want to own the Bugatti Veyron and wear a Tecnica Skeleton Chronograph wristwatch. Some wish they could live in a 15-bedroom mansion. Some want to hoard the most expensive gadgets and amenities money can buy....
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When we were kids…

Fooling around in a restaurant to keep myself amused

When we were kids We did not have Games simulating the outdoors Indoors. ….. When we were kids We did not have Barney to entertain us So we would eat. ….. When we were kids We did not have Every facet of our life Visually cataloged. ….. When we were kids We did not...
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How do you select your friends?

Having fun on the swing

I had never played Truth or Dare until last weekend when I installed the game’s app on my iPad. We initially dismissed it as juvenile, but as the game progressed and more of us started opting to tell the truth, things became a lot more interesting. From fun questions like “What’s your most embarrassing...
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Being right all the time

Guest post

The following is a guest post by Bill Bruner, a father of three girls who loves the outdoors and believes in helping people and organizations in any way he can. A tax accountant for the past 11 years, Bill was previously a professional actor doing regional theater and radio/TV ads. I am grateful to...
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Silence is golden

Enjoy the Silence

Why is silence so uncomfortable? Whether it be a shared commute or a lunch conversation, a pregnant pause always seems to make things awkward. People avoid eye contact, or shoot each other faint smiles trying hard to think of something to say. In elevator rides they resort to talking about the weather. In cabs,...
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Memories of Iowa City

Blanket of snow

Memories Of green meadows With massive trees That turned red, brown Orange, golden yellow All the colors of a sunset In the middle of a park. Memories Of walking at midnight Sometimes fast To catch a bus Sometimes leisurely Taking in the beauty Of everyday simplicity. Memories Of a 10 by 10 room In...
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Bye bye, Facebook

Bye bye Facebook

For two and half years I have lived and breathed on Facebook. From uploading photos and following Obama’s inauguration to harvesting crops on Farm Town and “liking” Chocolate Brownies, I have done it all. I used to be the most vocal advocate for Facebook — getting a number of colleagues and friends to sign...
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Open for Sex

monogamy

A couple of weeks ago I was driving to the dentist’s and heard about Mo’nique’s open marriage. The kind where the husband and wife amicably agree to having sex with other people — no need to cheat or lie. No secrets. No regrets. No complications. Or so they say. The rationale for open marriage...
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