Preserving your photos and memories in a tactile way, or memory-keeping, is an activity that requires a little planning and time but pays great dividends.  In the struggle to find enough time in a day for everything we want to...
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Early on the morning after a big rain storm, my husband and I set out on a road trip. The clouds were still churning and trying to determine if they had anything to leave behind. As we started over the...
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Because I hear so many people lament about not having time for preserving photos and memories, I write a lot of posts about time–ways to make time, myths about “not having time,” and such.   After the topic of time,...
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  • Environment-and-Will-Power
Today’s post was written for Lori Jackson’s blog Choosing Wisdom. Environments are Stronger than Willpower The last few weeks I have been actively re-organizing and re-decorating my home and office. My boys are with their Dad for the summer, and...
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What do you do when you need a break?  How do you relax, take a breath, rejuvenate, and recharge?  What do you do to relieve stress?  In our busy world, the phrase “leisure time” is often brushed off because nobody...
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Digital photography allows us to take a lot of photos any time.  We can get just the right shot even if it takes twenty tries.  The downside, though, of digital photography is that we often have way too many photos...
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Are you lucky enough to have really old family photos floating around?  These treasures of your family story, or family history, are priceless.  If they aren’t already dated, there are a few clues and tips you can use to approximate...
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Today’s post was written for Lori Jackson’s blog Choosing Wisdom. If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Well My Grandfather was one of the most influential people in my life. He has been a continual source of inspiration even though...
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If that box of photos you have includes some old family photos, you may run into challenges identifying who is in those precious old photos.  One of my grandmothers consistently wrote on the back of photos–names, dates, places–so that they...
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  • Cycling Competition
Three years ago my husband and I started riding a tandem bike together. It has been a great hobby we can enjoy together.  This last year, when my husband upgraded his single road bike, and I inherited his old one....
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