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Monday Morning Motivator: SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH...

SOMETIMES YOU JUST GOTTA LAUGH...  Greek playwrights knew what they were doing when they created Comedy - as an antidote to Tragedy. Without comic playwrights like Aristophanes, ("The Frogs"), a steady diet of Sophocles, ("Oedipus Rex"), would've been tough to take. Of course, comedy has always been a great panacea in tough times. Comics were never hotter than in the Great Depression. And who did we send over to perk up our troops during World War Two? Our best comedians...like Bob Hope. And…See More
Sep 15
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Monday Morning Motivator: ROLLING AROUND IN LOVE...

ROLLING AROUND IN LOVE...   It seems like there's a lot of hate out there...floating around, looking for a place to land. What we're vehemently against has, for the moment, won the day over what we're passionately for. And the hate can land just about anywhere - on a country, a company, a government, an idea...a person. In fact, I don't think I've ever been aware of it or felt it - hate - quite so strongly. Maybe I was just lucky - or not paying attention. Or maybe it's the 24-hour news cycle…See More
Sep 8
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Monday Morning Motivator: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SHOES...

IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SHOES...  Every now and then life hands us the chance to define ourselves. These moments - sometimes big, more often, little - usually don't come all gift wrapped with fanfare and hoopla. Of course, the big ones are pretty easy to spot. The little ones, well, they're pretty easy to miss. And the thing is, it's the little ones that add up...and allow us to complete that all important, self-defining sentence: "I'm_____ and I'm the one who......." Here's an example from my own…See More
Sep 2
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Monday Morning Motivator: ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE'S JUST A DOG!!!

ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE'S JUST A DOG!!!                                                One of the many good things about our Golden Retriever, Willa, is she's happy... She wakes up happy and stays that way - unless there's a solid reason not to be. And from her very upbeat point of view, there aren't all that many. I mean, if…See More
Aug 25
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"Getting 2 houses ready to sell in order to close on the new one. Coming to terms with all our clutter."
Aug 21
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Monday Morning Motivator: BECOMING MRS. DOUBTFIRE

  BECOMING MRS. DOUBTFIRE      Not so long ago, there was a piece on CNN where their chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, talked about what it takes to be truly creative. He interviewed rappers, jazz musicians and stand-up comics, among others, and it turns out that what it all boils down to is, "letting go." (No surprise there, right?) And of course, it's true. If you want to create something truly new - in any medium, in any arena, in any endeavor - if you really want to "make it…See More
Aug 18
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Monday Morning Motivator: A "TAPAS" APPROACH TO LIFE...

A "TAPAS" APPROACH TO LIFE...   I love tapas. I really do. I love those very small plates of delicious morsels - like marinated olives mixed with bits of Manchego or warm almonds fried in olive oil, sprinkled with salt and served while they're still warm - or toasted bread spread with a dollop of roasted garlic aioli and topped with marinated sardines or red peppers... Seriously, I can taste them right now. Did you know that "tapas" comes from the word "tapar," which means "to cover" and that…See More
Aug 11
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Monday Morning Motivator: YOU COME, TOO...

YOU COME, TOO...  Ever since I can remember, I've Ioved this simple, soothing poem by Robert Frost...                   The Pasture  "I'm going out to clean the pasture spring;I'll only stop to rake the leaves away(And wait to watch the water clear, I may):I sha'n't be gone long.-You come too.  I'm going out to fetch the little calfThat's standing by the mother. It's so young,It totters when she licks it with her tongue.I sha'n't be gone long.-You come too." "You come, too." What a loving…See More
Aug 4
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Monday Morning Motivator: SWEET SURRENDER

SWEET SURRENDER The first book I wrote was called, Taking Control of Your Life, the secrets of successful, entrepreneurial women. Its mission was to encourage women to create the lives of their dreams by creating businesses they loved. And it was pretty good, too - sold over a half million copies. And I stand by the premise. I'd better. I've been running a business that I love for almost twenty years...  But now I'm recommending that you consider taking action on another of my favorite topics.…See More
Jul 28
Gail Blanke commented on Gail Blanke's blog post MMM: WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?
"I agree 100% my fellow Greek Diogenes today would have broken his lamp! What I hate more than anything when I hear from a commercial to a politician outright lies. Not only insults once intelligence but sends the message only way…"
Jul 21
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MMM: WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?

WHERE'S DIOGENES WHEN WE NEED HIM?  Remember him? The founder of Cynical Philosophy, he was called "Diogenes the Cynic" and lived in Greece from 412 to 323 BC. Ancient Greek writings credit Diogenes with the famous search for an "honest man" which he conducted in broad daylight, carrying a lighted lantern. Evidently, he never found one. I'm not Diogenes, nor was meant to be; I'm not even a cynic, but it sure would be great to run into an "honest man" - or woman - out there, wouldn't it? But…See More
Jul 21
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Monday Morning Motivator:TAKE IT SLOW...

TAKE IT SLOW... More than a few decades ago, before we were married, Jim and I flew down to Haiti for a brief get-away vacation in Port au Prince, the capital. We stayed at The Hotel Oloffson, a great favorite of the writer, Graham Greene, who used it as the setting for the "Hotel Trianon" in his 1966 novel, The Comedians. The Oloffson is a 19th century gothic, gingerbread mansion set in a lush tropical garden, high in the mountains overlooking the city. "Romantic" doesn't even begin to…See More
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Posted by Gail Blanke on September 15, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: ROLLING AROUND IN LOVE...

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Monday Morning Motivator: IT'S NOT ABOUT THE SHOES...

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Posted by Gail Blanke on September 1, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE'S JUST A DOG!!!

ARE YOU CRAZY? SHE'S JUST A DOG!!!

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Posted by Gail Blanke on August 25, 2014 at 5:00am

Monday Morning Motivator: BECOMING MRS. DOUBTFIRE

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