Benefit of the Doubt


by Diana Mercer What would happen if you gave everyone (and your former spouse or partner, in particular) the benefit of the doubt? I know that’s a challenging idea, particularly if you’re in the middle of a separation or a divorce, when your inclination to forgive certain annoyances for the sake…

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Be the Phoenix


by Nina Russell Korcheck My husband Jack and I first found each other on the telephone when I called to order flowers for a co-worker. He took my order over a phone connection that was 800 miles in distance. For some reason we just clicked and were on the phone chatting for 40 minutes. We continued…

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A Key Away From A Bed


By Rita Amstrong No parent should have to cover up their child before the undertaker closes the lid. Yet, this happens much, much too often, day in, day out in our communities without the toll on our lives being heard. Anna’s story and other stories of senseless crime needs a voice. I am that…

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The Art of Reinvention


While contemplating a gift for my mother’s seventieth birthday celebration, I realized that she is the one who has given a priceless gift to us, her loved ones, throughout her life.  The gift is one that epitomizes the message of Second Firsts...teaching us how to rebuild and reclaim life.  She…

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Benefit of the Doubt


by Diana Mercer What would happen if you gave everyone (and your former spouse or partner, in particular) the benefit of the doubt? I know that’s a challenging idea, particularly if you’re in the middle of a separation or a divorce, when your inclination to forgive certain annoyances for the sake…

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Be the Phoenix


by Nina Russell Korcheck My husband Jack and I first found each other on the telephone when I called to order flowers for a co-worker. He took my order over a phone connection that was 800 miles in distance. For some reason we just clicked and were on the phone chatting for 40 minutes. We continued…

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A Key Away From A Bed


By Rita Amstrong No parent should have to cover up their child before the undertaker closes the lid. Yet, this happens much, much too often, day in, day out in our communities without the toll on our lives being heard. Anna’s story and other stories of senseless crime needs a voice. I am that…

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The Art of Reinvention


While contemplating a gift for my mother’s seventieth birthday celebration, I realized that she is the one who has given a priceless gift to us, her loved ones, throughout her life.  The gift is one that epitomizes the message of Second Firsts...teaching us how to rebuild and reclaim life.  She…

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