“Music Man”

August 7, 2013

Tweet   For the past several days my son Hank has been involved in a music camp at Subcat Studios.  Subcat is a state of the art recording facility in Syracuse, NY that is hosting this opportunity.  Syracuse University graduate students are working with people who have a variety of talents and abilities.  They are […]

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“Ecuador…Really?”

July 28, 2013

Tweet When I received an email last fall inviting me on a trip to Ecuador I thought to myself, “Ecuador…Really?”  Young Living, the company that I work for, was generously offering me an all expenses paid trip south of the equator.  I wasn’t sure I wanted to go.   Don’t get me wrong…I felt very grateful […]

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“Bloom Where You Are Planted”

July 13, 2013

Tweet Several years ago I was going through a very difficult time.  By ‘chance’ I went into a little gift shop with Hank and found a small plaque that said, “Bloom Where God Plants You.”  To this day the plaque hangs on our kitchen wall. I have heard it said that if we knew in advance all […]

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“Let Freedom Ring!”

July 4, 2013

Tweet Today marks the anniversary of our great country’s independence and I say,  “Let Freedom Ring!”  It is also a day that I reflect on the different ways that each of us attains our own personal independence.  I reflect mostly on the beautiful freedom that, to me, defines the life of my son Hank.   […]

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“Sailing Lessons”

June 22, 2013

Tweet This past week I had the pleasure of going sailing with my dear friend Michelle and members of her family.  We were aboard a beautiful sailboat belonging to Jeff, Michelle’s brother-in-law.  Throughout the day Jeff gave me sailing lessons. I’m using the term loosely because my definition of a sailing lesson is me asking […]

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“A Father’s Day Thank You”

June 15, 2013

Tweet I want to take this opportunity to say a special Father’s Day thank you to Hank’s Dad Marty, and to all Dad’s who love their kids and show it. When Hank was born Marty and I found ourselves, not unlike most parents, in a brand new world that was exciting, bursting with love, and […]

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“There is a Season”

June 8, 2013

Tweet There is a wonderful song from the sixties titled “Turn! Turn! Turn!”  It was  adapted from the Bible (Ecclesiastes) by Pete Seeger and made popular by The Byrds.   I was four years old when this song hit the charts. I have always loved it. Today was my last day working at a job […]

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“Extraordinary Women”

June 1, 2013

Tweet “How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being.”-Oscar Wilde I suspect that Oscar Wilde was perhaps being condescending here, but taken in a different context I love this quote. I happen to believe that, on the […]

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“Family Matters”

May 25, 2013

Tweet My parents John and Ethel Quigley instilled in me the notion that family matters.  Mom and Dad (affectionately called ‘Eth’ and ‘Vince’ by many) had seven children, six of whom married and had children of their own. Now those children are having children, one of whom is Max, my niece Kasey’s son pictured with […]

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“The Greatest Gift”

May 19, 2013

Tweet To anyone who knows me, and by now anyone who has been reading my blog regularly, hearing me say that my son Hank is the greatest gift that I have ever been given comes as no surprise.  But when the time comes for his birthday the realization of how vitally important his influence has been […]

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