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How To Create Your Own “Luck”

With a Little Bit of  Blooming (Good) Luck and an Apology to Lerner and Loewe St.Patrick’s Day is my favorite holiday full of stories, humor, spirit and LUCK. In Chicago, Mayor Daley The First turned the Chicago River green. The practice continues. My mother, who learned the Irish jig in her hometown of Toronto, taught […]

ONE Doesn’t Have To Be The “LONELINESS” NUMBER

After chatting with a lovely, older widower at the next table at one of our local restaurants, my friend mentioned to me that she had met him the day before at another local breakfast cafe where he also dined alone. After our chat, she said she thought he was lonely. But one doesn’t have to […]

A Sense of Humor Makes Sense

A Funny Bone To Pick   Having a funny bone means that you have a sense of humor.  It doesn’t mean you are necessarily a good joke teller or storyteller but that you appreciate those who are. And it demonstrates that you have an appreciation for that which is ironic, satirical, oddly juxtaposed …and funny. […]

Knock Off the KNOCK-OFFS, Plagiarism & Infringements

  Knock-offs, Plagiarism and Infringement Are Stealing  Sadly, the problem of plagiarism has only increased with our copy, cut and paste possibilities. Some people have explained away the issue with that old, untrue cliche: Imitation Is The Sincerest Form of Flattery. Folks: IMITATION is NOT the sincerest form of flattery. Here’s what is: “Susan, you […]