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    Portraits of Gratitude

    They say a picture is worth a thousand words. And, while I am quite keen on words in general, this year I thought I’d show you (instead of tell you) just what I’m grateful for this Thanksgiving season.  And so, with all the love in the world to the wonderful people, places and things in my life, here goes…

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    Posted by Mrs. Katie Mauro Zeigler on Nov 12 2012 7:44PM | 0 comments

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    At Least You're Not That Girl (Anymore)

    Recently, one of my best friends from college sent me a photograph, with the subject line, "At Least You're Not That Girl (Anymore)". It was a picture from 1992 - the two of us standing in front of Branner right before our end-of-the-year party. At the time, I thought I looked quite fetching. Newly permed and a vision in a black sheath dress, the image in my head of myself that night and the reality of this photograph were, dare I say, competitive. Let's take a peek, shall we? (I've removed his face to save face.)

    Now, in my defense, the wind was particularly strong behind me that day. Ahem. But, gust or no gust, that is one large head of hair, lady.  Honestly, my first reaction was, well, sheer horror. Then I snorted, which I tend to do when I'm laughing uncontrollably. Then there was that brief moment of "Dear God, this photograph must be destroyed." Which is a sentiment I usually feel w...

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    Posted by Mrs. Katie Mauro Zeigler on Apr 13 2012 12:53PM | 1 comments

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    Chip Conley's "Emotional Equations"

    Have you ever met someone for the first time and—not in a romantic or sexual way—inexplicably tumbled into a space-time vortex of pure human-to-human connection? As you talk with this stranger, a sense of urgency emerges, while simultaneously you lose track of how many minutes have passed. There’s so much to share! Your speech hastens, your gestures grow larger, your facial expressions more elaborate. Then you find you’re interrupting each other with gasps of, “Me, too!” and “You had a similar experience?” and “Wow.” You feel certain, even if you don’t really believe in reincarnation, that you met this individual in a previous life.

    Suddenly, the spell breaks. Sounds and sights from your current reality come flooding back into your awareness. Your partner taps you on the shoulder. “Can we go now, please?” he groans, eyes rolling. Or you get to the front of the line at your favorite local caf&eac...

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    Posted by Ms. MeiMei Fox on Jan 11 2012 9:13PM | 0 comments