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Being the dish

Giving back, paying it forward, passing it on. . .  these are concepts I live by—partly because other people have done these kind of good deeds for me and to me. A friend and mentor of mine once gave me her family’s tax refund to help pay for a mission trip overseas. Their donation funded… Continue reading Being the dish

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The gift of growing up

Today's post is written by my student, Regan Doyle, who wrote this essay in response to the question, "What are three gifts you've received this year, and what are their significance?" I'll miss having Regan in class, but I know we'll keep in touch--I need a good fashion consultant in my life :). The year… Continue reading The gift of growing up

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Good times

*Today's post is written by my friend Debra Dickey.* Sometimes when I’m driving home late at night after a catering event, with only the quiet and darkness to keep me company, the sounds of the twilight bring back velvety memories of earlier times in my life. My Mom was from the North, and although my… Continue reading Good times

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Day 17: Chère Madame Douglas

*Day 17 comes to us from my friend, role model, and mentor Samantha Hartley, Founder/President of Enlightened Marketing. I'm thankful for her letter today and even more for her willingness to spend time with me and to share her insights and experience. Samantha, the answer to the question you ask in your letter is a… Continue reading Day 17: Chère Madame Douglas

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Adventure bandana

*Special thanks to my nephew, Walter Pitts, for serving as today's guest contributor. He recently returned from a whirlwind tour of Europe with friends, and following his journey via Facebook was entertaining and inspiring. I'm thankful he's willing to share some of his adventure with you.*Freshman year I applied for my passport at the Fayetteville… Continue reading Adventure bandana

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20 miles in the snow

When I started dating my husband, we lived almost two hours apart. We took turns visiting one another, sent each other countless emails, and racked up some serious minutes on our cell phone bills. We were in ooey gooey love. I remember one night in particular, I'd had a very rough day emotionally. I talked… Continue reading 20 miles in the snow