In just 5 days, Boulder County, where I live, received over 14 inches of rain.  I’ve heard that’s more than 75% of the typical annual rainfall for this area. What started out as a blessing from a late summer heat wave turned into what some have described as an apocalypse. On the first day, rain…

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Every year, in honor of the longest day of the year, a friend throws a Summer Solstice party.  It’s a wonderful reason to get together—a backyard celebration with food, music, and good conversation.   And now, in a digital world, where friends can be across the globe, it’s a little harder to gather.  But let’s try…

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I love the start of things, including a new year.  The feeling of a clean slate and a sense of possibility are exciting. Photo by Robotclaw666. Here are my top 5 tips for starting off on the right foot: Set your intentions for the new year. Several years ago, I came up with Six Questions…

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In a digital world, the traditional Christmas card has fallen out of favor with lots of people. I still enjoy getting cards in the mail at this time of year, with a handwritten note, or even the obligatory newsletter and photos.  But the connection made with other types of holiday greetings can be even stronger.…

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NPR aired a moving interview yesterday with Ingrid Betancourt, a former presidential candidate in Colombia who was kidnapped in 2002 by FARC, a terrorist group.  Her book, "Even Silence Has An End: My Six Years of Captivity in the Colombian Jungle," was just released. Photo by fabiogis50. Betancourt's description of captivity gives us a glimpse…

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