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Lipstick Trends

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March 14, 2014

“Whoa, you’re…..um, wow…that’s a red lipstick,” said my snarky co-worker to me one morning passing in the hallway. I laughed it off at the time, and I’ve been thinking about lipstick a lot since then. I’ve looked around my office and to my astonishment hardly anyone wears lipstick at my office, which has a lot… Read More ›

A toast to 69 years of marriage

By Haily Green Today isn’t just an ordinary day. Today is a celebration of two extraordinary people. Today those two people are celebrating 69 wonderful years together, and I want to thank them, my grandparents, for showing me that true love really does last a lifetime. The memories I have of my grandparents, the trips… Read More ›

Oscar secrets from behind the scenes

It’s my Christmas, Superbowl and 4th of July all rolled into one big night; it’s the Oscars. My chef husband has been planning the Oscar dinner since last year’s award show ended, my girlfriend Kim is coming over to watch the telecast (our 20th anniversary watching together) starting with red carpet through to the last… Read More ›

She went from planning her funeral to planning for a baby

At age 26, when Carrie Chown should have been carefree and excited about her future, instead she was in a hospital room at UC San Francisco waiting for a double lung transplant. Her health was failing due to a heart/lung disease, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, which she had been battling for six years, four of which… Read More ›

Inspiration and support leads to success

Oscar Pistorius, the South African phenomenon, double amputee and better known as the “Blade Runner,” is an inspiration to Laduan Smedley, ’09, Biomedical Engineer graduate of UC Davis. Pistorius became the first Paralympian to win gold in the 2012 London 400 meters sprint and 4×100 meter relay. Laduan now works in the field of orthotics… Read More ›

Is fear holding you back?

The last three years have been rocky for me. My children grew up and left; one to college across the country, and one to the streets as a drug addict. My sister was brutally attacked at nine months pregnant, and to top it off, I gained fifteen pounds. I had always been the person who… Read More ›

Bunny

Sitting in the pew of my country church one Sunday, contemplating life’s big questions, and also creating a shopping list for the evening’s dinner, Father McCully caught my attention as he started to tell a story about truthfulness. Father McCully lived in a modest house behind the country church, along the Sacramento River. He was… Read More ›

New blog euphoria

Are you doing what you love? I’ve heard that when you do what you love it won’t feel like work. Everyone around me is appearing to live his or her best life. While I trudge with a 45-minute commute, going to my mediocre job, those around me are waking up to their exciting careers. While… Read More ›

Why husbands should handle (certain) situations

My husband and I live a few houses down from my mom in a small, rural community thirty minutes from town. When we run out of eggs, sugar, milk, wood, detergent, or any other such disposable household item, I can pop in at her house and get what I need. Preparing for a small dinner… Read More ›

Great-Great History

Originally published in Lincoln News Messenger 2005. In 1889, with only a few dollars in his pocket, a young Swiss man named John J. Scheiber stepped off the boat at Ellis Island with dreams of running his own dairy in the land of opportunity.  The twenty-year old Scheiber, along with two sisters Henrietta and Anna,… Read More ›

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