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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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A Good Night’s Sleep

Oh, to have a good night’s sleep. It’s not that I have many trying situations that keep me up at night. Granted, there are speeches to write, legal contracts to review and rewrite, deals to negotiate. But it’s the nonsensical things of life that keep me awake during the two hours that I desperately, truly…

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Rich People Behave Differently

Showed the kids a humorous, ten-minute or so video discussing the habits of rich folks. In general, I would agree with most of them, but, as could be expected, they depended on oversimplifications. They listed poor people’s behaviors and then rich people’s behaviors. Here are a few that explain what rich people might do: Eat…

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Semi-Adult Children Who Desperately Need Guidance

Two young men in their twenties have recently hit international news headlines and it’s not for helping little old ladies across the street. Though vastly different, their stories are similar in their tragic nature. Two men on the cusp of adulthood, their futures cut short through the poor choices executed. Now, as a parent of…

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Monday Mottoes – #195

Hot on the heels of Father’s Day, I decided to examine some quotes about dads who could manage more than one thing in life. I mean, many guys that I know are good at fatherhood, or great in their career, but rarely the twain shall meet. Do men have the same challenges as women when…

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How to Play the Handyman Game

The saga continues. As I said, I will chase you down because I need workers and I need them now. It’s really not okay if you eventually show up… three weeks from now. But does anyone want a handyman… who doesn’t want to work? Or, more accurately, who is balancing 20 other jobs? So, our…

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Lies & Deception: Not My Game

I don’t like lies, evasiveness or deception. Not from anybody, anytime, for any reason. It’s a deal breaker, plain and simple. The workman had said 4:30, and that he would text me about 20 minutes prior to that. I knew that every skilled tradesman was juggling two and three jobs. I knew that emergencies happened….

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Mrs. Trump Comes to Washington

Just is case you’ve been vacationing in Lower Slobovia and haven’t heard the news: FLOTUS and son have joined POTUS to reside at The White House in Washington, DC. Yes, the First Lady is coming home to roost. I am acquainted with many in the city, but I don’t know Mrs. Trump, yet. So allow…

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Monday Mottoes – #194

Everyone has a lot to accomplish, between work and family, leisure and upkeep of homes or cars. These things take time, not to mention community or volunteer obligations. So much vies for our attention, even in our careers, how do we maintain our focus? I have friends who laugh at me because I can multitask…

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I Am Not a Construction Social Worker

As most construction workers during good weather, they have too much work to handle. It takes a lot of juggling and coordinating to be at work on one job, but never have totally finished your last job, while someone at a third project becomes irritated at the delay on starting their job. And that’s when…

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Celebrating The Six-Day War: 50 Years Later

For ten points: how long was the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War of 1967? Believe it or not, I know people who have gotten the answer wrong…. But more often than that, they don’t understand how the Jewish State has been attacked time and again. For some odd reason, they believe that Israel has been the aggressor…