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SEX DIFFERENCES

Why is there such a difference in men’s and women’s emotional expression? One would think that their humanness would account for more similarities than differences. Also, if you disregard the genitalia, they come into the world looking remarkably similar. How many dozens of times have you cooed or remarked about a baby in a public place and then asked, “Is

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BACK TO SCHOOL

I know that many schools have started classes in late August; however, others are beginning at the traditional time in September. When I was a girl, school always started the day after Labor Day. Mother made new dresses for each of us, and a picture was always in order. I imagine you may have a collection of those first day

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TRANSITIONS

Three of my friends are amid major transitions. For varied reasons, they are picking up stakes and moving. One couple has decided that with their only son going off to college they want a fresh start and are selling their home and renting for a year to have time to figure out where they want to land. Yikes! I cannot

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IMAGINE!

My friend Edda posted this on Facebook and it gave me a chuckle. In 1949, my mother had 4 children and sewed all of our clothes as store-bought things were too expensive. Quite often the sewing was adjusting the things my sister had grown out of so they would fit me. Those, of course, bypassed my brother but his suits

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Balance

Do you remember seeing this act at the circus or on television where this guy has these tall sticks, and he puts a plate on the top of the stick and starts it spinning and then moves to the next stick and does the same thing. As a kid, I thought that was really wild and wanted to magically do

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RHUBARB

How many of you like rhubarb? How many of you know what rhubarb is? Ahhh, exactly what I thought. For me, rhubarb is a throwback to childhood. My daughter recently took me there by asking for a rhubarb pie for her birthday. Totally out of season! But being resourceful, I found a bakery online that not only made rhubarb pie

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APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS!

Do you remember hearing this when you were a kid? But do you have any idea of its origin? A bit of Googling will soon uncover the variety of sources that rival the flora themselves. One origin comes from 1157 as a short “poem” by Thomas Tusser reading: “Sweet April Showers Do Spring May Flowers”. A rival notion is that

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ARE YOU A FEMINIST?

When I was a little girl, my sister remarked that I was going to grow up to be a feminist. At the time, I had no idea what that word meant. I felt like the little girl coming back into the second-grade class after being out for weeks with appendicitis and surgery to find this new word on the blackboard:

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EVER BEEN EMBARRASSED?

In the last post, I was embarrassed to discover that I had typed “waist” instead of “waste”. Two very different ideas. One, of course, being around your middle and one being unwanted material. So, of course, I am embarrassed by my error but hope that you offered me grace or got a laugh. Those seem to be the major choices.

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Dr. Vanderhorst

Dr. Gloria K. Vanderhorst

My work with others has taught me that change is possible at any age. In my early work with children, I learned that our brains are creative as well as vast store houses of early experiences.