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Making Peace on Earth, Goodwill to All

Tomorrow is Christmas, a very holy day for our family. Our lives are filled with the joy of sharing this holiday with family andfriends. We are blessed, but I know

Making Peach on Earth, LifeIsHOTBlog, Brad W. Smith, photographer, Alabaster figures of Joseph, Mary and Jesus

Bringing peace on earth and good will to all.

others are acutely missing those who are not in their lives but should be.

I’m not talking about those who are simply celebrating Christmas someplace else, those who are away in military service, or even those who have died. While we miss those people, there’s a different kind of hole in our hearts for those who have broken their connection to us. Continue reading

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Can You Do This One Thing For Me?

Can you help me? How many times have we made that request or responded to a request like that? We all need others to do things for us from time to time. Most of the

Can you do this one thing for me, LifeIsHOTBlog, the word manipulation with graphical treatmenttime these requests are benign in that there’s no motive other than the need for assistance in some small way. Lend me a few bucks for lunch. Hand me the hammer. Pour me a cup of coffee.

And then there are the other requests. The ones that come with a strong emotional appeal, a request for immediate action, and sometimes only vague reasons for complying. No, I’m not talking about supporting your local National Public Radio station. I’m talking about some of the form-letter, chain-mail style requests that get posted on Facebook.  Continue reading

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How to Make Connections at a Party

We kick off the winter holiday season every year with our Wine Nouveau party, which we held this past Saturday. In the French-inspired tradition of Nouveau where the vintage from the fall harvest is sampled, we taste the Chateau d’Anne wines we bottled in the summer from last fall’s harvest.

bottle of Chateau d'Anne with wine glass on counter

‘I’ve never known a miserly wine lover’

Our wine labels include the motto: ‘I’ve Never Known a Miserly Wine Lover.’ We believe that wine, like life, is meant to be shared with friends old and new. It is through sharing that we make connections and build the community who celebrate with us when we’re up, and hold us together when our world is falling apart. Continue reading

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