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I Am A Voter…

Posted by on Oct 6, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on I Am A Voter…

I Am A Voter…

…as we move closer to November 8th, our right to vote is becoming a vital concern…Adam Grant writing in this Sunday’s Times claimed that voter turn-out in California and New Jersey increased when the familiar advertising slogans demanding our participation such as “…you should vote…” and “…vote your conscience…” were replaced by the simple description of “…I am a voter…”…proving again that the pen is mightier than the sword, this simple change in grammar produced...

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Wishing Camille our best…

Posted by on Aug 10, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on Wishing Camille our best…

Wishing Camille our best…

…all…as we celebrate the long career and love and friendship of one of our company’s long standing employees, we are reminded of what this family has meant to all of us…it is with mixed feelings that I accepted Camille’s decision to retire from her position which she has held for better than fifty years… she has weathered our name changes and location changes and staff changes and “boss” changes and other disruptions that might have stopped lesser souls…thru it all and more Camille has...

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Together we are family…apart we are doomed…

Posted by on Jun 13, 2016 in Noëlle | Comments Off on Together we are family…apart we are doomed…

Together we are family…apart we are doomed…

…the weekend news pulled the air out of my lungs…collapsed my spirit…angered my voice….and saddened my heart for these people, those left, and for the ones to come disillusioned by cults of religion, or personality, or any other patterns that seek to control our minds, whether maliciously or benevolently…I rail against control…I love self determination…I detest inhumanity practiced as religion or celebrity or statehood…I applaud integrity and support fellowship…I stand for the future that...

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Caring For Our Community

Posted by on Mar 10, 2016 in Noëlle | 2 comments

Caring For Our Community

…it was seemingly a dark time, yet also hopeful, life-affirming, and ultimately enlightening…Noel was given her diagnosis in a room stuffed with white-coated doctors who were straight forwardly predicting an abbreviated life…what she heard was something to the effect of “…get your affairs in order…”…she smiled, thanked the good doctors for their help, and went out of the room as though graciously leaving a social event…her and I had held ourselves in check perhaps more from shock than any notion of...

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On the Passing of Our Friend, Tony Sessa

Posted by on Jun 2, 2015 in Noëlle | Comments Off on On the Passing of Our Friend, Tony Sessa

On the Passing of Our Friend, Tony Sessa

…I don’t know anything about death even though I have experienced the dying and the aftermath of a loss…what I do know because of those times is about life, what it looks like, what it feels and sounds and tastes like…and mostly I know when I am touched by it…by words and actions, smiles and intimacies, hugs, shakes, and waves of hello and goodbye…tony touched me deeply and I know he knew life…the give of it and the take as well…his all-inclusive smile, the squint of his eyes, the click of those...

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