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Destinations, Dreams and Dogs - International adventure with a fast-track family (& dogs) of Old World values, adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go…!

Join us for international adventure with our fast-track family holding Old World values while adopting the Russian-Italian-American good life on the go...!
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Monday Mottoes – #221

Most of us like to hear of battles won overnight, whether it’s a fight for the corner office waged by someone doing very little, yet who has the eye or the ear of the boss, versus another employee who accomplishes amazing feats, while earning little recognition. It might be the struggle against ISIS, with the…

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Deliveries, Packages and Online Packages

“Alexandra and Benedetto? This is your next-door neighbor…” the message started. The neighbor was a sweet person, someone we waved to whenever we might rarely glimpse each other. She contacted us in a roundabout way on social media, since all of us came and went with fast-paced careers and kids. Nobody possessed the other’s phone…

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A Hanukkah Thought

Hanukkah menorahs are like love: Alive with light, dancing, yet serene. Now you light the candles one by one, Undoing all the anger in your soul. Kindle, then, like candles thoughts that prove Kind and generous, and words that seem As sweet as silver songs, and when you’re done, How beautifully your burning heart will…

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10 Great Hospital Patient Gift Ideas

We all have friends or loved ones going through difficult health issues from time to time. For someone with a new baby, it’s easy enough to take an upbeat balloon and flowers to the hospital, but for those enduring long and serious health crises, here are some ideas that I considered recently when going to…

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Facebook Damaging Society?

Think it through: social media’s goal is to help people interact more with each other, either for purely social or business purposes. That’s happening. Yet now, I’m reading more and more about users pulling the plug. In many ways, I don’t blame them. I know people who have married (disastrously) through the internet, who have…

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Monday Mottoes – #220

I have a way with giving our kids all sorts of information that they don’t want. Somehow, I believe them to be consulting/coaching clients paying me big bucks in order to get an idea of what they should be doing in life. Hahahaha…. I start with things like proper nutrition and posture. Not a very…

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Counterproductive “Days of Rage”

And so the Palestinians are rioting. What else is new? This is their default switch, their bottom line to which they return time and again. A bottom line is not a good place to live. I recall attending intensive Hebrew school when living in Jerusalem. It was time to beef up the lingua and move…

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Muslims Throw Temper Tantrums Over Jerusalem

The Jewish connection to Jerusalem dates back to approximately 1000 BC when David established the city as the capital of his people. In response to God’s direction, the First Temple was built there by Solomon, followed by the Herod’s Second Temple in use during the time of Jesus. Jewish people have always venerated this city,…

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Today is Your Life in a Snapshot

Every day is a window into your life of what will most likely be your future. I could say each week is a microcosm of your future, a virtual snapshot and true, as well, because a week averages out any inconsistencies. Some days bring up emergencies, special appointments, issues and so on …. Therefore, spread…

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Monday Mottoes – #219

It’s a risky business, this thing called life. You’ve got to be willing to take chances and challenge yourself. The easy thing is rarely the right thing, but that’s how character grows. People ask me a lot about my daily schedule and how I accomplish so much. They don’t see me rise before 3:00 am…