Monthly Archives: October 2016

Graduation Speech by Baz Luhrmann

Baz Luhrmann, a movie director put this speech together with music for a 1997 graduation ceremony. It is considered one of the best graduation speeches of all time. I have heard it numerous times, have used it in my classes … Continue reading

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Clearing Clutter…Again?

A month ago or so, I was shopping with some friends and bought a purse. It’s much larger than what I normally carry around and at the time I said….I’ll never fill this thing up. Here we are a month … Continue reading

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The Black Hat Society Witches Afternoon Tea

For five or six years, a few of my friends and I have purchased tickets to The Grand America Hotel for Witches Tea in October. We like to attend the tea that the Black Hat Society puts on and it … Continue reading

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Social Media is a Great Way to Express Your Style

I’ve been on Pinterest a lot lately, and it’s been awhile since I’ve used it. It really comes in handy when you’re trying to research a certain topic. For example, I’ve been looking at tiny homes and they have thousands … Continue reading

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Tidying Up, Decluttering and Organizing

Last week, I started reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing” by Marie Kondo. It’s been on the best seller list (and remains on the Amazon best seller list), and a few years … Continue reading

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Long Weekend Trips are Better Than Week Long Vacations

I’m about to go to the airport after a 3-day trip in PA. This year, I took a bunch of short, long-weekend trips and I loved it. Taking a long vacation exhausts me, but if I know I’m going to … Continue reading

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Consuming Less Caffeine Has Reduced My Stress Level

I’ve been consuming less caffeine lately, and it’s actually been kind of nice. I’m more relaxed and calm (for the most part), I’m sleeping better, I’m driving slower, and I’m not in a huge hurry. Ironically, I think I’m actually … Continue reading

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