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KEEPING THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

  KEEPING THOSE NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS BY VICKI HINZE   Making Resolutions for the new year is easy. It’s keeping them that’s tough. We start out with good intentions, but along about the second or third week of [...]

Leadership

  Leadership By Vicki Hinze   We want, need and even require leadership. It’s essential in a civilized society, in nations, communities, and homes. As individuals, we can’t be experts on everything. We can’t be all [...]

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast

How-To Calm Your Inner Savage Beast by Vicki Hinze   We all have an inner savage beast.  Normally, we keep the beast leashed, our civility intact, our humanity in control, ruling our actions and reactions.  But there are times [...]

10 Fun Christmas Facts

  10 FUN CHRISTMAS FACTS By Vicki Hinze         Have you ever wondered about some of the things we see and embrace at Christmas? We know that Christmas is the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. That story is [...]

Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing.   There [...]

Power Talk

  POWER TALK By Vicki Hinze     We all know that storytelling is an art. Some are good at it. Some are better. And some are works-in-progress who need a little more training in specific areas of craft, like pacing. There are [...]

Benefits of an Open Mind

  Benefits of an Open Mind   By   Vicki Hinze       People need ideas. And inspiration. Both require an open mind. Both require critical thinking, analysis, and a willingness to see not one but both sides of any [...]

Reading Places

  Reading Places by Tara Randel   Yesterday I was part of a Facebook party. I posed the question, where was your favorite place to read when you were a child?   When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to do during the summer [...]

The Cold War and That Damned Berlin Wall

Bayard & Holmes ~ Jay Holmes On a cold, January day in 1961, in a world chilled by the threat of nuclear Armageddon, I sat near a radio with my family and listened intently to the words of a man that my very young mind idolized. Even as [...]

The Grace Card

  The Grace Card by Elizabeth Goddard   I recently found myself in a sticky situation. A misunderstanding. That often happens in emails. We write out an email, our intention clear to us, only to have the person on the receiving end [...]