Tag: Appreciation

Two weeks in Greece

From the Journal of the S.O.B. I hope you missed me these past two weeks. I was in Greece, courtesy of my son who gifted me with this wonderful trip for my birthday. Yes, I went by myself and had

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The Past, Present, and Future

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I am attending the 39th convention of the National Speakers Association. As you can imagine, there are over 1000 people here who are mostly professional plus those just starting out. We also have 100

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Happy 4th of July

The long weekend will be upon us shortly and once again I must take the opportunity of championing what the 4th really means.  Independence Day is a federal holiday in the United States commemorating the Declaration of Independence of the

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The First Days of Summer

From the journal of the S.O.B.: As we head into the last week of June, we also embrace the first day of summer. And it sure has come in with a bang. Snow in the mountains, floods in the plains,

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A Belated Happy Daddy’s Day

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: I hope all of you who are Dads had a happy day yesterday and those of you who celebrated Father’s Day with your Dad or hubby made it great as well. I have to

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My 60th College Reunion

From the Journal of the S.O.B. Yes, I spent this past weekend at my 60th reunion. There weren’t a lot of us there. As a matter of fact, I was the only one who spent the entire weekend. Two other

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Memorial Data and All It Means

From the Journal of the S.O.B.: This is such an important day. We honor all the men and women who served and died in the U.S. Military. Too often we forget why we have the day off from work, or

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Building Lasting Relationships

One of the things all of you have told me is that you enjoy community. You want people around you who you enjoy doing things with, can talk to, can count on and who are there for you and vice-versa.

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Reflections on 2018

Since next week is Christmas, this is my last missive of the year. It’s a time to reflect, to be grateful, to give thanks and to also think about what you want and will do in the new year. As

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Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day

We are all recovering from a hectic holiday weekend. Some of you went crazy on Black Friday (I don’t have the patience for it), others entertained relatives, many overate, and some got stuck in the crazy weather. This is just

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