January Birthstone: Garnet

January Birthstone: Garnet

The January birthstone is garnet. The word garnet comes from the Latin word granatum which means pomegranate because it’s fruit is similar in size,...

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You Made A Difference

You Made A Difference

2020 was a challenging year for many reasons, but that didn’t stop you from making a positive difference in the world. Throughout the year, in addi...

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Racism In The 80's

Racism In The 80's

Here is the second installment in my series on what it's like to grow up Black in America. This story takes us to sunny Orlando, Florida in 1984. ...

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It's Time To Speak Up

It's Time To Speak Up

As if having a pandemic wasn't bad enough, our country is being overrun by stories of racism. Normally I don't join the conversation because, for a...

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5 Ways To Stay Connected

5 Ways To Stay Connected

Before I became the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer at Linda Allard Jewelry, I was an IT guy. They called me the IT Magician because I could work magi...

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The Longest Day

The Longest Day

On June 21, 2018 the Alzheimer’s association held an event called “The Longest Day.”  It occurred on the summer solstice, and it was all about love...

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Forget-Me-Nots ... For My Mom

Forget-Me-Nots ... For My Mom

I’ve been getting ready for Arts in the Park this weekend and creating new forget-me-not pendants for the occasion. It’s my favorite show of the ye...

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