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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…!

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Monday Mottoes – #230

Twenty-four hours, times sixty minutes, times sixty seconds, equals 1,400 minutes or 86,400 seconds… all up to you today. You have the power to shape a worthwhile life! Surprisingly, that wonderful life stems more from everyday decisions than from major defining moments. How do you use your discretionary time? What do you choose to mentally…

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Monday Mottoes – #186

Spring cleaning, spring planting, longer days of more sunshine. There’s something about this time of year that gives the suggestion of a fresh start and letting go of the old. Personally, I like to hold onto the old. It’s comforting, lol. I have a good bit of change in my life on a daily basis,…

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Monday Mottoes – #142

When embarking on the path of life, many of us face opposition. It may be on the way to the corner office, on the way to the altar, on the way to achieve our life’s dream. Obstacles and detours and detractors loom large, at times. Some seem to even relish and revel in their attempts…

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Monday Mottoes – #137

Outstanding people tend to stand out in a crowd. Good to remember in a day and age when many want to blend in and be like everybody else. There’s only one “you” out there. Your distinct mix of abilities, interests and talents cannot be duplicated, no matter how many others seem to be similar. Your…

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Monday Mottoes – #136

Thomas Edison has captured my attention of late. To me, he seems such a model of inspiration, of perseverance and of creativity. Unless you have contact with some start-ups or immigrants, this is not necessarily the kind of mindset that one often sees today. It simply strikes me as commonsense: if you keep trying, you’ll…

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Monday Mottoes – #106

Most of us can read the handwriting on the wall. You know when to fish and when to cut bait. It’s not hard to see that the business is going south or the marriage going sour. Naturally, it’s easier to throw in the towel. Why stick with it? You’ve tried for long enough, or so…

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Monday Mottoes – #58

Today is Monday, the start of a wonderful, new week, full of potential. The possibilities are almost limitless. Everything can change in a moment, an instant, when you say the right thing, or make the right contact, or close the right deal. Sure, it’s an uphill battle at times. Maybe the children struggle with school,…

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Monday Mottoes – #24

In honor of Chinese New Year’s which started on the 31st and continues for about two weeks, we are casting our eyes eastward and considering some wisdom from that part of the globe.  Personally, I’m happy for the opportunity to eat some Chinese food during the celebrations, but enough about me.  This brings us to…