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Recipes: Fun Family Baking

Recipes: Fun Family Baking

With summer in full swing the kids are sure to be asking “what can I do?” Answer them with a bag of ready-made frozen dough right out of the freezer. Just let it thaw and they can get busy making these fun doggy themed ideas. A child’s appetite for fun will kick in the moment they touch the squishy dough.

Pictured: Doggy Face Buns

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The way to a man's heart

It has been said that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. That statement may have been true in the past or in places in the world where food is scarce, but here in the United States, I tend to agree with Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs.

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A dream pursued

A dream pursued

Dreams; we all have them.

And every now and then a few of us decide to take chances and follow those dreams, regardless of how crazy they may seem. Mine, was moving to Africa. So when I packed up my bag last year, like most people with big dreams I never looked back. And although, I thought I would be alone in my quest to "conquer" Ghana, I soon realized that there were many people who had the same idea as I did.

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To thine own self be true

I can remember many years ago, as a young man, reading women's magazine trying to get insight on how women thought men should behave. I was pretty convinced that none of the writers were men, but despite this conviction over time I found myself modeling the image they projected.

 

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Are you smarter than A 60 year old?

I know!  A couple of you aren't "Seniors" just yet . . . but you will be!!!!  Just answer the questions!  Oh and enjoy while you're at it. If you come across one that you know and just can't for the life of you remember the answer . . . blame it on a "senior moment"!!!  
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Insight for aspiring writers


Because I have been fortunate enough to write and self-publish two books, aspiring writers often have questions for me. The questions are many and varied, but the most common are these. How did I get the project to fruition? What are the best steps to getting there? What are the resources available to aspiring writers? Here is my brief response to these three very important questions.
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How do I feel about that?

Communication within relationships can be challenging. Sometimes the intent of the message gets lost between "what I said," and "what I heard you say." To be effective at bridging this gap, we need to use every tool available to us. Some years ago, I learned a powerful communication technique that I think will be helpful in accomplishing this goal. This technique involves written communication followed by an oral discussion. The writing and discussion are both based on a statement called the "How did I feel about that" or "HDIFAT" statement.
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