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When I grow up…

What do you want to be when you grow up? Adults never grow tired of asking kids this question. And it’s still fun to think about now. This weekend on my bike ride, I found myself wondering about what some alternative careers might be for myself. First off, I love being a teacher so that’s…

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DP Photo Challenge: Texture

  The pictures for this week’s 2 challenge are from the U.S. Botanic Gardens in Washington, D.C. Here’s a bit of information about the gardens: The U.S. Botanic Gardens is on the grounds of the United States Capitol. The conservatory is divided up into different rooms according to habitat. A few of these include: the jungle, the…

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I win! My life is the worst!!

Whose life is worse? This is a game that I’ve noticed that people love to play at work, at home, at school, standing in the grocery line, or anywhere. It is a pointless and irritating reverse one-upmanship game that baffles me.  It goes something like this: Jane: Ugh, so tired. I was up with the…

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The U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum

The United States Memorial Holocaust Museum (USMHM) is America’s official memorial to the Holocaust. It is located in Washington, D.C. and was opened in 1993. My daughter and I visited the USMHM last week; this was my second visit and her first. We both moved quietly through the three main floors of the permanent exhibit…

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What are your happiness boosters?

“Never measure your life by possessions. Measure it by the hearts you’ve touched, the smiles you created and the love you shared.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour What wonderful words to embrace and live by. I am a firm believer that our possessions don’t make us who we are or have any sort of lasting effect…

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8th Deadly Sin?

The Seven Deadly Sins in Christian belief are a list of seven rebellious tendencies that afflict humanity. They are wrath, greed, sloth, pride, lust, envy, and gluttony. If I could add an 8th deadly sin to the list, what would it be? This is easy for me. Don’t be a bystander. See something; say something.…