Tag Archives: New Year

Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … Continue reading

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Holidays

I sincerely hope that every one of our readers in the United States had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday. It is one day that anyone can, (and nearly everyone does), enjoy. No matter what their background or Creed, I have yet … Continue reading

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Looking Forward (by Looking Back)

Happy New Year! I have the honor of writing the first post of 2017. It’s a daunting responsibility, but this week’s topic is to discuss how this year will be different (my suggestion). Since I’m preparing a presentation on goal-setting for … Continue reading

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A Hop, Skip, and a Jump

Our traditions are pretty typical family get-togethers for Christmas and New Years. On New Year’s Eve 1999, we flew home to Seattle from Florida. According to our scheduled flight times, we would arrive in Seattle by 8 pm well ahead … Continue reading

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In With the New…Knowledge and Skills

I’m not sure if it’s because I’ve spent so many years teaching or if I’m naturally curious, but it seems like I’m always learning something new. Sometimes it’s out of necessity – records, 8-track players, and cassettes are no longer … Continue reading

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Another Year… Already?

Another Year… Already? By Jeff Salter In these retirement years my time is primarily occupied by writing, so I guess it’s expected (and hopefully permissible) for me to list what I’ve accomplished in that regard during 2014… and what I … Continue reading

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A Backward Glance

This week’s topic is pretty broad: “Thinking about the ending year or the new year.” It’s hard to do one without thinking about the other – at least it is for me. I’ve always been told I’m an optimist, so … Continue reading

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Hello to 2014

By Jeff Salter Drawing a blank on what to say about another new year. Starting out this year with a sinus infection, which makes me feel additionally blah. So let me weasel out of this situation by posting a link … Continue reading

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Auld Lang Syne … and Welcome 2014

Hard to believe, it’s the last week of 2013! Wow! Another year older. Another year wiser? Theme for this week, as we’ve already reflected on the “old” year, is: What do you hope for 2014? It’s a bit humbling to … Continue reading

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Fruit

For years I looked forward to a new year, always hoping for an end to some old problems and the beginning of new happiness. Alas, no matter how promising, for too long the bad stayed bad,(or even had moments of … Continue reading

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