but I’m not going back

Photo by Donovan Reeves on Unsplash

As a child and teenager, I loved going to Disney almost every year on vacation. It was where my mom and I spent no-stress time together and bonded. Time was enhanced by many wonderful rides and foods.

I’ve been lucky enough to see Disney at Christmas, Halloween and all four seasons.

However, my mother recently asked me if I would go back. Initially, I told her no because of decreased health (her) and mobility (both).

Recently, we found out that a day in the park (no hopper, which was a favorite perk) was almost $200. I’m not sure how much it was when we went but wow- inflation.

I’m just glad I had a lot of great memories to last a lifetime.

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“When they reinterpret the significance of failure and make room for its presence, the possibilities for learning and growth emerge.”(Robert Kunzman, Professor, Indiana University)

There are innumerable courses about how to succeed in life; there are few courses that teach students how to negotiate failure.

Professor Kunzman teaches a course…

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Winged Elephant by Doug X

From time to time I like to reflect on the fun collective nouns for animals. When I was hiking in the Hollywood hills last week we saw some crows that I thought were the largest crows I’d ever seen. So the subject turned to the name of a group of…

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Crime Always Pays — Chapter Eighty-Six

Two days went by without a word from Stan. It wasn’t like him. Raven decided he was likely testing her.

She had done nothing wrong. Raven had spoken with Officer Stein, according to Stan’s orders. The deal she and the officer shook on; nobody…

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Former 1930’s gas station turned coffee shop — Photo by Author

Yesterday I wrote about the 35K Starbucks locations. And yes, I patronize Starbucks from time to time to use gift cards given to me and when traveling since they are everywhere.

But today, I wanted to write about Packards, one of my local coffee shops. They were here long before…

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photo by author

Forty is the new thirty?

Advil is the new skittles.

Coloring your hair isn't just for expression anymore but a necessity.

My vanity is full of products like collagen and retinol

I never even heard those words until I hit forty.

The only thing…

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