Sittin’ On The Horns. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 31, 2019 / 4 Comments

Painting the picture! Nearly a year ago, an organization I helped to start in my home area took on a strange complexion. New leadership who had taken over from me when I served a “pro-tem” position turned nasty and ugly. Suddenly, I was the villian from whom stuff needed to be hidden. A secret meeting…

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For Better or Worse!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 17, 2019 / 4 Comments

For Better or Worse. . . This past week I read a fascinating article in the San Diego Union-Tribune about the amazing rehabilitation of hatemongers, i.e. skinheads, neo-nazi’s and Ku Klux Klan members. It is the impetus for this post because it relates the one thing in common for us all. “Community, Cause & Identity”!…

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From Whole Cloth. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 10, 2019 / 4 Comments

An Overriding Thought! Have you ever had one thought that just keeps running around your brain and won’t quit? That’s what I had a week ago during our highly successful Affiliated Women’s COFFEE in the NEIGHBORHOOD Spring women’s conference workshop. The event is called “BOLD WOMEN of FAITH” and the May 2 event was the…

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Hold On By Letting Go. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / May 3, 2019 / 2 Comments

Life Paradoxes!  Most of the inspirational messages I read these days exhorts us to let go and let God.  My morning reading consists of “My Utmost For His Highest” by Oswald Chambers and “TGIF” (Today God Is First), by Os Hillman. The theme is almost always the importance of our faith being strong enough to…

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Reflections of a ‘Vintage Woman’!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 12, 2019 / 6 Comments

How I Got Here. . . This past Monday, friend Harold had to have some lab work done. As usual, there was a short wait. Being the antsy woman I can sometimes be, I picked up a copy of Entrepreneur magazine with Jonathan and Drew Scott on the cover. If you watch the HGTV channel,…

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Women and Words! Treasure From the Archives

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / April 5, 2019 / 0 Comments

Treasure from the AWI Past Four years ago I wrote a post about “words” and focused on 2 that women seem to rarely use. Not sure why we rarely use them; but nonetheless we do. Perhaps it’s because we’re women and the words have a male sound to them.  I don’t want to get too far ahead…

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Confessions of a Vintage Dame!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / March 29, 2019 / 4 Comments

What Does It Matter Anyway? This past Saturday, we went to a funeral at the Roman Catholic cathedral in Indianapolis. One of Harold’s  former associate pastors died and Harold wanted to attend the service. Since Harold had returned on Wednesday from 20 days in skilled nursing care with the use of a walker and transport…

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I Struggle! I Bet You Do Too. . .

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / February 22, 2019 / 0 Comments

I Struggle. . .  I sit here struggling with what to write for this week’s post. Yes, it’s Thursday and the post doesn’t have to appear until tomorrow. But if I don’t do it now; it won’t get done. And I haven’t a clue what I want to say. What I ought to say. What…

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Time For A Deep Dive

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / January 18, 2019 / 2 Comments

Anytime’s Good, But A New Year is Best! A few months ago, a friend thanked me for encouraging her to take a “deeper dive” into understanding her personal-professional motives on an important matter. I’ve been thinking about her comment since she noted it on an FB post and the blog post that prompted her comment.…

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Women, Work & Socialization!

By Linda S. Fitzgerald / January 4, 2019 / 0 Comments

Don’t Go It Alone! Last Friday, I wrote about winding up the old and getting ready for the new. My parting paragraphs went as follows: “Know Before You Go and Take Someone With You. . . And finally, take someone with you. I’m fortunate to have Jen Sakowski as my AWI partner. While I’m the big…

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