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May.28.2012
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I always wished that I had an imaginary friend.  I was an inventive child, but not like the imaginative kids that conjure up a playmate to keep them company, become their partner in crime and their confidante.  Imaginary friends are golden.  They are always available to come out and...
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May.28.2012
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I like to play hard.  Run? Tell me how far.  Bike? I’d give up my car if I didn’t live in the rain capitol of the country.  Swim? With summer coming on, it brings memories of when I joined a master’s swim class, otherwise known as swim team for adults.  Next week, I’m meeting...
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May.27.2012
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My daughter says it would be easier to learn how to drive if I didn’t use the “stressful voice.”  You know the one that says, “Slow down. . . “ that starts first slowly and then once again with full volume as a directive, “SLOW DOWN!”  Or perhaps it is not just the voice, but the grasping...
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May.25.2012
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I throw my stone trying to hit the square.That is the hardest part of the game.My agility is such that a one foot hop,A precarious balance as I reach for my token,Or a strategic moment that reminds me thata two-footed jump is required are child’s playto this middle-aged player. I’ve drawn the court...
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May.24.2012
As I make my way through my music playlist, I find myself yearning for the few simple buttons on the control panel to help manage my life.  Rewind. Play. Fast Forward. Pause. Stop.  I found this image and I think it says it all. I couldn't say it better myself.  
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May.24.2012
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Planning is overrated.  My experience is that even the best-laid plans go awry.  No matter how meticulous you are, how thorough your due diligence is or how accurate the data backs ups your assumptions, given the unpredictability of life, something is bound to change.  And change can...
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May.22.2012
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When I signed up to post to my blog every day in May, I was inspired by the theme that was simply “play.”  I thought that could have so many possibilities, so many twists and turns.  The writing prompts have been pretty one-dimensional solely focusing on playing games.  I’ve never...
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May.22.2012
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Once I got a job because I said being a marketing director for a symphony orchestra was like being in the movie “Groundhog Day.”  I explained, every season you have the same number of concerts to promote and it’s your job to do it better, take a fresh approach, and redeem yourself, even though...
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May.21.2012
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“If you can do a half-assed job of anything, you're a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.” --  Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. With television shows and movies re-envisioning the familiar world of fairy tales, it has become clear how much power fairy godmothers, wizards, witches, and evil queens...
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May.19.2012
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I hate to admit it, but today was one of those days that it took every inch of motivation just to remove the covers from over my head and convince myself to face the day.  I hate to admit it, but today was one of those days that I broke out in tears at least five out of the ten times that I...
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May.18.2012
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I have to admit that I’ve never really played the game of charades.  I know it entails a certain amount of guessing and an equal amount of acting with the objective of the game to guess a phrase from a series of gestures and pantomimes. But I bet I would be pretty good at the game as much of...
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May.17.2012
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If I had a dayI would play in the parkthrowing a Frisbee to an imaginary friendand try to touch the skywith the tips of my toes as I defy gravity on the seat of a swing. If I had a dayI would bask in the sunshinedrinking in its warmth, unafraid of UV raysand search for four-leaf cloversin the...
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May.17.2012
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I’m not one to put a lot of stock in omens, but every once in awhile you have experiences that make you wonder if they are significant, especially if they come in threes. (I’m not superstitious either.)  In the past four days, I’ve had three experiences that some cultures would say are...
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May.15.2012
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Recently I wrote about the game of Monopoly and the role it has played in mother/daughter road trips and the ability for a capitalistic game to teach life’s lessons.  It made me think about those lessons and the choices we make when playing a game and when living our life.  For Monopoly,...
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May.14.2012
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When I was growing up, almost every house in Baby Boom suburbia, had some sort of basketball hoop mounted above the garage making the driveway the perfect place to be in the “key” for a game of HORSE, to practice free throw shots, or to see if you could hear the swoosh of the net.  As an adult...
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