Favorite Summer Wine

Jun 08

Favorite Summer Wine

MY NEW FAVORITE SUMMER WHITE If you’re looking for an elegant, cool white wine to take to someone’s home when you’re invited over, or serve your own guests, Amici Cellars has a great one!  It’s my go-to wine this summer.  It’s around $25, so is nice enough for a gift, but won’t break the bank if you want to turn roast chicken...

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SPRING FEVER BOOK SALE!

Apr 18

SPRING FEVER BOOK SALE!

LOOKING FOR A SIMPLE WAY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? Act now and you can raise money for your favorite charity and get a beautiful, high-quality print copy of the book, SATURDAY SALON:Bringing Conversation & Community Back Into Our Lives for yourself or a friend.   From now until the first day of summer, June 21st, all proceeds from the sales of this...

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The Weekend’s Coming!

Feb 15

The Weekend’s Coming!

AND HOPEFULLY WITH IT, YOUR FIRST SATURDAY SALON! But, you worry, what if people don’t get along and it turns into a shouting match over gun control, abortion, immigration or labor unions?  Can people really talk with anyone about anything?  Sounds impossible, right? I never lie to my students, children, spouse, friends, or readers.  So, I admit there are...

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Let’s Talk Politics!

Jan 29

Let’s Talk Politics!

LIBERAL, CONSERVATIVE, AND “HAVE-NO-IDEA”, a Political Saturday Salon gathers many voices together to explore the issues, starting with understanding each others’ reasons for thinking as we do. You can also throw a few political questions in the hat for your regular Saturday Salon, but with so much on the table right now in Congress, you may want to...

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Gun Control Questions

Jan 22

Gun Control Questions

GUN CONTROL IS THE HOTTEST TOPIC AT SATURDAY SALONS across the country this month, because people need a place to really discuss and understand thorny issues.  If you are feeling fearless, and want to deepen friendships, gain a deeper understanding of the issue by having time and space to follow a thought through a tangle of what ifs, and see connections your mind...

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Are You Listening?

Jan 17

Are You Listening?

ARE YOU LISTENING?  I mean REALLY listening!  Whether it’s to your spouse, kids, friends, neighbors, family, or coworkers, we rarely give anyone our undivided attention these days.  Not because we’re bad people, but because we’re just plain overloaded!  So, STOP!  Take some time to practice Active Listening (sorry to go all self-help on you,...

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