Planting Our Gingko Tree This is a photo of our Gingko Tree that Jordan and I planted when Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift was orginally published in 1997. Leaves of the Tree The leaves of the Ginkgo tree grow in leaflet clusters, like a community of people and families. The branches grow upward and represent…

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Winter Preparation Last weekend, my husband and I enjoyed a beautiful autumn day to prepare our home for the winter season. Yearly Ritual It is a yearly ritual that we empty all our flower pots and store all our summer garden decorations in our shed. We take out our winter decorations and the snow blower.…

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No Bunk Truth Today’s post is from the last No Bunk Truths chapter in my family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense), This post is an excerpt from Chapter 5  – Achieving and Maintaining Success Truths. Success in Life Depends on the Motive is Truth #4  My Father’s Wisdom My fahter was a Green Brain Mechanical…

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UFOs Landed In Our Backyard We had to remove 2 dead trees from our backyard. For 2 years we could not decide what to plant in the 2 circular spaces where the Blue Spruce Fat Alberts had graced our back yard. The empty circles looked like 2 UFOs  had landed in our backyard. Gardener One…

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Shocked by New Parenting Concept I was shocked when I discovered that there is a new parenting concept. It is called “Lawn Mower” Parenting! Helicopter Parenting Helicopter Parenting has been a term that has been used for a while. Those parents hinder their children’s development of self-relience because they are always in sight hovering over…

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Department of the Interior I have been developing a What Color Is Your Brain?® Program for the Department of the Interior’s Ally and Enrichment Week (WEEW) 2022. I have been honored to work with Patricia Jones, who is the founder of (WEEW) and the Program Coordinator, Diversity Change Agent, DCA Recruiter and Facilitator at Department…

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Simple and Sound Advice Just like a chameleon, you can be adaptable, be flexible, change your mind, look for new opportunities are part of today’s blog post and sound advice from my family business memoir, No Bunk, Just BS (Business Sense), which is my 6th book. Book Chapter This post’s wisdom was written in the…

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Our Mental Health Sadly, we are now reading, watching, and listening to issues that impact our mental health. Time in Our Gardens With all the sadness in the world, to keep myself and my husband mentally healthy we spend time tending, planting, and weeding the gardens and plants around our home. A Garden Poem for…

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