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Small Talk: The Conversation Gift that Grows

Small talk has gotten a bad reputation.  Folks dismiss small talk as throwaway conversation that doesn’t matter.  Not true.  Small talk is the logical first step.  Think back to how you met your good friends.  To how the conversation began.  Was it life-changing?  Do you remember every word?  Probably not.  Small talk is the beginning… Read more…

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Corning Museum of Glass: Get Blown Away

You can still find them at the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning, New York. Remember those white casserole dishes in your mother’s kitchen?  The ones with the clear glass lid, and a blue flower on the front?  We had those, as well as a set of practically indestructible dishes that never chipped or cracked. … Read more…

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