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http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/The_Perfunctory_Greeting_Card_Company_NCFR.pdf
My husband and a friend were talking other night.We got on the subject of families, and since I work in "the biz," people often ask me what the research in the field reveals about this or that. This friend has an "Ordinary People" type of family-the…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/The_Password_is.pdf
What stresses me out? One source of distress for me, and maybe for you, is all of the passwords I'm expected to memorize to conduct daily living.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/The_Newfoundland_angels_of_911_NCFR.pdf
Yesterday was the 11th anniversary of 9/11. I heard Rudy Giuliani last night on CNN' s Anderson Cooper's 360 show. Giuliani, who was mayor of New York City that day, called it the "worst day and the best day." The worst is obvious. But the best…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/The_fruit_pie_fiasco_why_people_do_the_things_they_do_NCFR.pdf
An incident that happened recently in my own life was the impetus for this blog. For a few minutes at the time, I looked as if I was behaving childishly about it and my reaction to it, overblown. But there's more to it.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/That_One_Moment_in_Time_Whitney_Houston_and_the_soundtrack_of_my_life_NCFR.pdf
This week one of the world's most beautiful voices fell silent forever. Tragically, Whitney Houston passed away at the age of 48. People in the social and broadcast media have been weighing in on what I will term "What Whitney meant to me." Whitney…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Telemarketing_Dont_Call_Us.pdf
The endless frustration of getting called by telemarketers during the dinner hour.

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Strangers_on_a_Train_NCFR.pdf
One of the most fascinating people I ever met was a compulsive liar.Many years ago, for one of our wedding anniversaries, my husband George and I reserved a fun dinner excursion on a train.It had a vintage dining car where we enjoyed a white linen…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Straddling_the_Stratifications_Confessions_of_an_SES_Underdog_NCFR.pdf
Cues and clues as to one's social class are everywhere. In just a few paragraphs, you've learned a lot about me; that I've read Democracy in America. That I've studied Carl Jung. That I'm a fan of the PBS Power of Myth series. What you don't know is…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Seattle_Synchronicity.pdf
Carl Jung had a word for the eeriness when two or more unrelated events occur together in a seemingly meaningful waySynchronicity. This past week, I came to appreciate this concept that heretofore has seemed like magical thinking. I just returned…

http://images.ncfr.org/webconvert/archive/Saturday_Morning_Confusion_NCFR.pdf
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