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Archive for November, 2012


The Chicken Test

Posted by Sooz on Monday, November 26, 2012 | 3 Comments

Our college aged daughter has a new boyfriend. It was not long after they came to like each other that she suggested he come over to meet her dad. You see, if there is someone she really likes, he has to pass – The Chicken Test. My daughter knows that her dad has a good radar for [...]


Thank You…

Posted by Sooz on Monday, November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.                                                                -    Mother Teresa   The heart of Goodness knows that this is true. Around us each day are hundreds and thousands of hungry people – people who long for love, people who are starved for appreciation. I remember for years wishing [...]


I Believe in You

Posted by Sooz on Monday, November 12, 2012 | 1 Comment

It occurred to me recently that I needed to reread To Kill a Mockingbird. When a story pricks the conscience of a culture like this one does and when it stays in the forefront of classic literature like this one has, it deserves more than one read in a lifetime. As I revisited the story [...]


Fanning the Flame of Inspiration

Posted by Sooz on Sunday, November 4, 2012 | 3 Comments

We are enjoying a few days by the sea, compliments of our dearest friends who have loaned us their beach house. Stepping away from everyday life, I am always reminded of my need for inspiration. Somehow the crashing waves and the vastness of the ocean create a sense of openness and possibility. They breathe hope [...]