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The End of an Era….Middays With Dee Dee Coming to an End….

It is the end of an era…the closing of one chapter and the opening of a new one. The book of life is being written every day, each new day bringing about changes, some small, and some really big. While change is inevitable, we seem to like it better if it comes in small steps. […]

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives and remembering what one receives. In all the years at Great Lakes Radio, I have given a lot of hours on the air, but received so much more from the friendships I have made. I am eternally grateful for the chance I had to get to know so […]

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Noun: Tucket  (TUCK-ut) Definition: Fanfare on a trumpet. Example sentence: I am not leaving this job with a tucket, but with a fond farewell and thank you to all my listeners.

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Verb: Blench  (BLENCH) Definition: To draw back or turn aside from lack of courage: flinch. Example sentence: I know my son will blench when I tell him we need to consider him moving out and making his own way in the world.

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All through life there were distinctions – toilets for men, toilets for women; clothes for men, clothes for women – then, at the end, the graves are identical.

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Adjective: Cursory  (KER-suh-ree) Definition: Rapidly and often superficially performed or produced: hasty. Example sentence: James gave the instructions only a cursory look before he began to assemble the shelves and didn’t realize until he was partway through that he would need a power drill.

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When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you, and it doesn’t mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.

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Noun: Exegesis  (ek-suh-JEE-sis) Definition: Exposition, explanation. Example sentence: James Michener  had a real gift for using copius amounts of exegesis in his novels.      

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Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler, or better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now. Otherwise, you will run out of time.

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Adjective: Amicable  (AM-ih-kuh-buhl) Definition: Exhibiting friendliness or goodwill; peaceable. Example sentence: I was surprised at how amicable my boss was with me upon receiving the news that I was leaving the company to retire in a warmer climate.

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