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Mimosa

Mimosa

Breathing in………Mimosa…….the sweet fragrance of a Mimosa tree in bloom…….I would recognize it anywhere………and when I do………a kaleidoscope of images and memories come flooding back to me.  Images of a house in need of repair with a huge Mimosa tree in the front yard, a […]

The Ants Go Marching

The Ants Go Marching

Stooping to watch an ant hill, I have marveled at these very tiny but hard working and amazing creatures scurrying about on their little kingdom and I’ve thought how very much like us they are! So busy doing life just to survive. I have wondered […]

Curious George

Curious George

Curious George, by H. A. Rey, is one my favorite story book characters. His incessant curiosity gets him in so many messes but inevitably takes him to amazing places and great accomplishments. Imagine the mind without curiosity.  It would be like a sail boat without […]

The Wonder in You

The Wonder in You

To really be able to appreciate anything takes time. Time is the one absolutely necessary commodity to ponder or examine anything that longs to be discovered and deserves it. Whatever it is, the deeper, more vast or hidden it is, the more time it takes […]

Worriers, Whiners, Wimps

Worriers, Whiners, Wimps

On any given day as you are going about in public you probably cross paths with several adults that would fall into one of three categories: worrier, whiner, or wimp. Have you ever stopped to consider why? Worriers, whiners and wimps are not born; they […]

If I Had It to Do Over Again

If I Had It to Do Over Again

Ah, the pain in that moment when you realize “what’s done is done!” and there’s nothing you can do to change it. Whatever it is, you just have to live with it! It just stinks! We had one of those moments a few years ago […]

Nip It In The Bud!

Nip It In The Bud!

A life well-lived starts with training our children at a very young age and it is during these formative years of their life that deep rooted positive character qualities can begin to grow in them. However, good character cannot grow in the soil of a […]

A Life Well-lived

A Life Well-lived

Serving as an historical marker for the Riordan family timeline, our heads never fail to turn in the direction of a two room shack on Highway 92 in Fayetteville, Georgia.  No kidding, it really was a shack on the outside, slave quarters at one time […]

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie

Wisdom and Life. It’s a great combo, don’t you think? But wisdom? Where do we go to find it? I’m sure you would agree that this is a pretty important question, especially if you are raising a family!  Are there absolute truths we can trust, […]

Mercedes Benz Stadium

Mercedes Benz Stadium

On July 30th of this year the Atlanta Falcons will say a farewell to their home since 1992, the Georgia Dome. A $1.5 billion project is underway just one mile north of the dome, the Mercedes Benz Stadium.  I have to say, this will be […]