Category Archives: Inspirational

Want to Travel the World? International Platform for Peace Wants YOU!

 

*Peace. What a concept! Even in this Trump-inspired environment; where racism, sexism and antisemitism has increasingly become more a part of the norm than sporadic incidents that occur here and there; one thing has become unavoidably clear: if we ever hope to have peace in this country and the world at large, we, the ordinary people, have to put our extraordinary pants on and get busy. To this end, the International Platform for Peace may be worth looking into.

Hooray for the folks who get up every morning and turn on CNN. Kudos to those of you who feel free to offer your commentaries of disgust on social media. And bravo to those who freely soapbox at every opportunity about what’s wrong with this country and the world. Now is YOUR opportunity to be a part of DOING because obviously KNOWING is not enough. 

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Diamond Ring Thought to Be Costume Jewelry Expected to Fetch Thousands at London Auction

 One diamond owner in the United Kingdom is about to get very lucky.

Back almost 30 years ago, the owner bought a diamond ring from a garage sale in London for the equivalent of $13 USD. They mistook the diamond for costume jewelry, and only just found out that it is actually worth thousands. In fact, it is set to go up for auction soon and is hoping to fetch around $45,000 thousand, or £350,000.

The story of this diamond is a pretty remarkable one. The owner has worn this dazzling gem almost every day, completing chores, shopping, and bathing, and had no idea what was under her nose until a jeweler approached her and mentioned it could hold real value.
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Are You the Friend Who Is ‘Always Late’? Here’s How to Break the Bad Habit

*Hey, I feel you girl. You got stuff to do, who can expect you to do it all and be on time? What with making sure you moisturize that body until it gleams. Then you’ve got to put on the right amount of smell-good…especially in those places where it matters most. 

Then there’s hair to tighten, straighten, put on, curl just right, or just finger- comb. Either way, its gotta be tight!

Oh god: Makeup. Can we talk? If it’s not the hair, then its the makeup that takes up most of our time. Finally, what to wear? Do these shoes match that outfit? Do they hurt my heels or my arch or my pinky-toe?

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88-Year-Old Graduates From College, 58 Years After He Started

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*I grew up hearing clichés like “it’s never to late,” mainly from well-meaning people who were good at talking the talk even if they didn’t walk the walk.  But I’ll save all of that for my therapist…

That particular cliché — it’s never too late — I took to heart, and reenrolled in college after having dropped out a handful of years earlier when my eldest daughter was born.  There was almost a decade between my initial enrollment in college straight out of high school and my earning that BA…

Me and my eldest "little one," Janet circa 1993 at that college graduation!
Me and my eldest “little one” Janet circa 1993 at that college graduation!

…and I was pretty damned proud about all of that until I read about THIS gentleman:  Horace Sheffield finished his degree at 88-years-old, 58 years after he started!   Continue reading