A Joyful Journey...

Join Doris Smeltzer, critically acclaimed author/educator, as she muses on topics from eating disorders to the mysteries of life. Often "Featured" are select, astute observations made by Andrea during her all too brief 19-year life…it is she who taught us: the joy IS in the journey!

Italy: authentic to the core

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Just read through the journal I kept while in Italy. It's pretty detailed (even noted the food we purchased) until day five. Not one more entry.  At this point it seems moot to attempt to recreate our adventures from that date forward but I must admit it was good to...
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I'm back...

Italy
...from a lovely few weeks in Italy!!   I honored my commitment to "unplug" but I must admit, it was done with GREAT difficulty. I do not ever again want to travel in a foreign country without easy access to wi-fi. It is just too difficult to navigate. I even...
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Looking, comparing and taking a long overdue break

Yesterday, I stood in the drug store waiting for a prescription to be filled. While I waited I walked down the magazine/books aisle and noticed that our First Lady was on the cover of  Vogue . Although I have no idea for certain, I can guess that this shot was...
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Letters and lessons from the past

Over a month ago one of my sisters sent me an amazing and unique gift. It seems that she saved all the letters I wrote her with the intent of one day returning them to me as a sort of "diary" of the past. I've been so busy that I...
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