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  • MESHage…Getting Better With Age. Well, Maybe Not the Knees.

    My daughter’s 18th birthday was last week and while she was blowing out the candles, all I could think was that in the eyes of the law, she is now officially an “adult,” with all the associated rights and privileges. My baby girl no longer needs her mama. She can march right on into Walgreens […]

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  • Bringing Safety into Focus. 20/20.

    It is 2020. I just got through worrying about rolling over from 1999 to “Y2K.” Remember the chaos that created? Stern warnings from techno geeks around the globe that desktop computers would not start up on January 1. Call me crazy, but I was more concerned about how to say the new date. As it […]

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  • Planning the Magic. And Fast Passes.

    We’re going to Disney! No, our family didn’t win the Super Bowl—our son is working there and we are taking full advantage of all the discounts and Fast Passes he can get for us. As a character at Disney’s Galaxy’s Edge, he’s paid to pretend that he is from another planet. Go figure. His younger […]

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  • You, My Friend, Are a Superhero

    So you can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound, but you can probably spot unlabeled containers from 75 feet while confiscating an extension cord and explaining how to develop an action plan designed to ensure everyone is safe if that tall building has to be evacuated! Yep, you are a safety professional. You, my […]

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  • Appreciating the Simple Things in Life

    Her name is Margaret. We call her Maggie—a black lab mix adopted from the local shelter. Maggie is a simple dog which is what I love most about her because life is complicated.  Yesterday, in the waiting area at my daughter’s orthodontist, I overheard a conversation between two other moms. They were chatting about some […]

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  • Order in the House

    A couple of months ago, my husband and I decided to renovate our kitchen. I’ve watched a lot of HGTV, so I know a thing or two about how to make this happen. All we needed to do was pick out the countertops, cabinets, hardware, sink, fixtures, appliances, flooring and paint. Then, just like on […]

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  • What the Heck is a Spring Chicken Anyway?

    While I’m not certain what a spring chicken is, it seems I am not one anymore. In fact, I recently read an article and discovered I am technically considered a member of the “older worker” demographic. I suppose that explains the constant barrage of AARP mailings and questions from well-meaning cashiers who think I might […]

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  • It Can Do What?

    My seventeen year old thinks I need an Apple Watch. She has one and, from what I’ve seen, it’s strapped to her left wrist to notify her that the iPhone she’s holding in her right hand just received a snap-gram insta-text. To convince me to also get one, she describes the features designed for old […]

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  • Intentions. Outcomes. Mine are Converging.

    In the last MESHage, I boldly proclaimed my intention to earn a second MESH Certificate! So, here’s where I am so far—in October 2014, I completed the Core Course requirement and my first 30 hours of MESH credit by taking the OSHA #510 Standards for the Construction Industry. All 100 MESH hours must be earned […]

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