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Growth counts

California FreewayIt was the day before Thanksgiving, and most of the time was spent on the California freeways going from one box store to another – not my favorite activity. Pre-thanksgiving priorities required that Mary (daughter), Anya, and Colin (grand kids) shop at stores like Cosco, Target, and Best Buy (ugh!).

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Passion counts

2014-11-25 14.02.02The City of Ramona has a wonderful library with a fast internet connection, where I can pursue any of my passions. Passion is my third priority for a life lived well and long. My current passions include learning Spanish for my up coming volunteer work in the Dominican Republic.

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Relationships count

Janice Kuehn and family“Uncle Paul. This is Teri. I think you should come see my Mom.”

That was my niece on the phone the night before I was to leave to see my kids in California for Thanksgiving. You know from yesterday’s post that I went to Detroit instead of California. It was my Teri’s call that changed my plans.

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Let the journey begin.

Paul Carter starting the journey in Lenox, Massachusetts.Today, my friend Ken Nelson, dropped me off in town, where I boarded the Peter Pan bus bound from Lenox, Massachusetts, for New York City, where tomorrow I’ll catch a flight to Detroit to visit my sister Jan and kin for a few days. Then, it’s on to California to visit daughters Mary and Laura plus hubbies and grand kids.

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