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A Tale of Two Sisters

Once upon a time, there were two single women. They were successful in their professional lives and admired by their friends. Each was given the same role of honor and

A Tale of Two Sisters, Brad W. Smith photographer,  LifeIsHOTBlog, open shells on Hell’s Half Acre, Maine

Some things only appear to be the same. Sometimes a mask conceals an underlying ugly truth.

responsibility in caring for her widowed and ailing mother. One chose to dishonor a relationship and hoard her power. The other chose to honor a relationship and share her power. Continue reading

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Sins of Omission

About a month ago I got an email from my brokerage firm thanking me for my recent trade. Puzzled, because I hadn’t made a trade, and a little concerned that someone was messing with my account, I called. A pleasant and helpful person on the phone reviewed my account and reported that nothing was amiss. Assured, I dismissed the matter. Continue reading

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Can I Hear You?

I’ve had to do a lot of listening in the past month, and it hasn’t always been easy. In this case, I use the word listening to mean those situations where the other person is engaged in a long monologue, and I’m the lone listener.

small Joshua tree in the desert against a crisp blue sky

A resolute Joshua Tree perseveres in the desert of Joshua Tree National Park

Sometimes, it’s not a conversation because the person is retelling something from the past. Or sharing something from the present that is painful. Or simply talking out of a desire to connect with another, with me. Continue reading

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