Author Archives: Maureen Sharib

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Charm Sisters

I once had a charm sister. Her name was Patty. (I also have a sister named Patty but this story isn’t about her.) She showed up at an open house I was having with her young daughter in tow and … Continue reading

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Lauren

One of my relatives died recently of a drug overdose. They found her behind the locked door of the room she was living in at a women’s home in downtown Cincinnati. She hadn’t been answering calls all day so one … Continue reading

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If by Rudyard Kipling

If by Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If … Continue reading

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Does belief in the afterlife affect our behavior?

I asked the question over on Linkedin. There are some interesting answers coming in pretty quickly. You might want to check them out. Or we could have this discussion here.

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The Social Network Abyss

I feel trapped. Ping, ping, ping goes my ‘puter. Ding, ding, dong goes my head. Quora – BranchOut – LinkedIn – Facebook – MySpace (‘member that one?) – YouTube –  Twitter – Flickr – Foursquare – Xing – Ning – Ping … Continue reading

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Fearless Hope

The eleventh anniversary of my mother’s death approaches. I can hardly believe it. We were fortunate; we were (my brothers and sisters) all able to huddle around her at her final hour. At the point where it became clear she had only hours … Continue reading

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Congressional Reform Act of 2011

Does it have any chance of succeeding (even if it is real)? If only it did.   It sounds like good, common sense. Oh, wasn’t there a book by that name? Oh, yeah.  It was an early pamphlet. It’s time to … Continue reading

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