Monthly Archives: May 2011

Screw Heads & Business Etiquette: What’s the Connection?

I arrived home from giving my regular Saturday workshop to find my husband happily replacing a few boards on our deck.  Yes, happily, because, quite simply stated, he enjoys making big pieces of wood into small pieces of wood! A … Continue reading

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Do You Snoop in Medicine Cabinets?

We’ve all read that the bathroom medicine cabinet isn’t the best place to store medicine.  Too warm, too much humidity. Well, there’s another reason you may not want to store your medical secrets in your bathroom medicine cabinets – snooping … Continue reading

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May 17

May 17 has been proclaimed Civility Awareness Day in the city of Ottawa. What does it mean? ci.vil.i.ty n. polite regard for others a.ware.ness n.  mindful; conscious For some, it is a way of life.  No proclamation or special day … Continue reading

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Civility Awareness Day

May is International Civility Awareness Month.  Not many are aware of this so I contacted the city of Ottawa and, after completing what I call the whereas, whereas document, May 17 has been proclaimed Civility Awareness Day.  Here is the … Continue reading

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Attitude:It’s Contagious

I’ve been spending a lot of time in retirement residences lately.  Recently I was struck by the enthusiasm and spirit of one of the residents.  She was determined to make smiles wherever she went.  She didn’t care if some thought … Continue reading

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