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What can we learn from the Newtown tragedy?

  What can I say about the Newtown tragedy that hasn’t already been said? The nation is shocked and stunned with the slaughter of innocent young children. We try to make sense out of this tragedy but can’t. We are left with many questions and those questions may never be answered—all those who might know

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Christmas decorating tips

  I enjoy decorating for the seasons. I often change decorative pillows and linens throughout the house to seasonal colors to make the house look fresh and new. I especially like decorating for the holidays. I have never decorated the same way two years in a row, every year I find something to change. The

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A Christmas Poem

Below is a reprint from the blog Homekeynotes.com. This is written by my creative friend, Anne Voight. Holiday Wishes   by Anne Voight My “wish for you” this Holiday and into the New Year–  Purpose, Peace of mind, Health, Knowledge in lessons learned, Goodness, Treasured memories, Love of family & friends, A joyful heart, Blessings.

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Skyfall is a visit with an old friend and a glimpse into the future

  The latest installment of the James Bond series, Skyfall, is a perfect piece to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series. It looks back to established characters and gadgets and forward to the future with new characters and more state-of-the-art gadgets. The movie also gives us more background information on the James Bond character

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Denzel Washington flies into turbulence in Flight

    If you are a fan of Denzel Washington movies where he flexes a little muscle and flashes that wide grin of perfect pearly whites to save the day and win the girl, then you won’t like Washington’s newest movie, Flight. In Flight Washington is not a desirable character, even though he is dashing

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Christmas Thoughts

    Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childhood days, recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth, and transport the traveler back to his own fireside and quiet home! ~Charles Dickens      

 
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Buy local and have a happier holiday

Reprint from www.homekeynotes.com       It’s that time of year again to think about what you are giving to Aunt Jane, Sister Sue, Brother Bob, the neighbor who feeds your gold fish when you are away, the mail carrier, and anyone else who has passed through your life this year. Yes, the holiday season

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What is Elf on the Shelf?

If you are a parent or grandparent of young children you are probably well aware of the current phenomenon of the Elf on the Shelf. However, if your family dates to pre 2005, you may not be aware of this very popular elf and its huge impact on the Christmas season. To briefly educate you

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Back by Popular Demand

I wrote this and posted it a year ago but lately I have been getting so many hits on it that I decided to run it again. Do you remember a visit to Santa after you had been naughty? That can strike fear in the heart of the bravest kid. Elf on the Shelf Causes

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Lincoln is destined to be a classic

  After seeing the movie Lincoln, I feel I just time traveled to the year 1865 and watched the passage of historic legislation abolishing slavery. Lincoln is authentic in every way from the sound of the ticking of the pocket watch that actually belonged to Lincoln to the chill of the dimly lit room Lincoln

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