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CHEERS to 2016!

Originally posted on Choosing Happiness:
2015 was good to me. I’ve said that a few times now and as I scroll through social media, I notice I’m not alone. Yesterday, I posted a photo with the following caption: I’m so thankful for all the great gifts 2015 brought to me! I thanked 2015 as if it…

Resolutions January 01

2016 Resolutions

So in looking back at 2015 Unresolutions, I did pretty well with focusing on my goals and tackling my resolutions. This year I am getting pretty specific on what I want to achieve. I am narrowing it down to 6 goals. Career – Focus on my job. Accomplish 1 major career enhancement or education, 1 […]

Life Hacks December 20

Paradoxical Commandments

The Paradoxical Commandments were written by Kent M. Keith in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders. For more than thirty years, the Paradoxical Commandments have circled the globe. I hope you enjoy. “Paradoxical Commandments” By Dr. Kent Keith People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered. Love them anyway. If you do good, people […]

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Cooking with Friends

This Saturday night was spent with my good friend Jennifer baking holiday cookies. Besides destroying a kitchen and leaving chocolate ganache everywhere, the cookies were darn good. My friends have a nickname for me when I cook. The Swedish Chef. I have a habit of obliterating everything around me. And making an utter mess. However, the Gingerbread […]

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Beat Ohio State! There’s no program better than The Team. ‪#‎GoBlue

No matter the circumstances, “The Game” is always the most important matchup of the season to both Michigan and Ohio State. Going back to the rivals’ first meeting in 1897 (Michigan won 36-0), the Wolverines lead the series 58-43-6. Go Blue Wolverines! This is a good time to revisit Bo Schembechler’s 1983 “The Team” Speech. […]

SF GG Bridge Evening November 27

A Cold Morning in San Francisco

From a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends to a freezing morning in the Bay. Today I woke up to my pit bull Max snuggled and snoring under my covers and my tabby cat Zoe purring by my head. We were all terribly cold, but trying to keep each other warm. I know, the rest of the […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

“Thanksgiving dinners take 18 hours to prepare. They are consumed in 12 minutes. Halftimes take 12 minutes. This is not coincidence.” — Erma Bombeck 394 years of Thanksgiving. Because of the combination of tradition and invention, Thanksgiving appeals to the past and to the future. The holiday celebrates ancestor worship and its acceptance of diversity. […]