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Crippling Our Kids

Annie Stein

  Crippling our Kids Once upon a time in the land of fantasy and fun, aka Hollywood, there was a young actress fresh off the plane from New York City. This, by the way, is a true story which I will try to tell briefly, wordy witch that I am! This young actress came straight from doing lots of theater in NYC, and as the “new kid in town” began working […]

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The “ISM” Prison

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Blog Post July 16, 2015 I’ve got the “isms” on my mind lately. They seem to be in my face everywhere I turn. Having said that I know I’m not alone in my thinking or processing any number of them: racism, gender-ism, sexism. Take your pick or, as the saying goes, pick your poison because truly they are all poisonous. It’s the sad truth that nothing really becomes real for […]

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Finding Joy

Annie Stein

I’m baaaaack! And with much to say! Grab a snack. It’s been an active few months in my world. Went to London to see the Queen…Ok I lied. It was the princess, my daughter, who goes to school there! Then back home to pack up our house which we’ve leased out for a few months and move way out here to Zuma Beach. Zuma can be described as the un-chic end […]

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Power Weekend

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It’s Saturday morning of this powerful weekend. Passover and Easter on the same weekend. And because I’m out in the desert with a healthy imagination and a spiritual bent, I’m sitting out looking out at the mountains contemplating both of those original events and their meaning, message, and gifts to us. Freedom from bondage and redemption. The power of both is beyond wonderful and truly to be hoped for. Whatever […]

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They Say It Better

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Today I’m having a re-posting party. Not out of laziness, but because the three pieces I’m posting are, too me, touching, informative and important and I so hope you read them. I’ve been pondering a lot lately. With so many things going on in the world, I sometimes feel overwhelmed by the sadness of it all. But that just leads to inertia and the feeling of being at affect. What […]

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Preaching to the Choir

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Ok, I know I’m going to be preaching to the choir here, but choir, listen up. It’s time to sing out. Being pissed off, disheartened, frustrated, and disgusted by what’s going on in this county – be it quietly or loudly in your mind or with friends – just isn’t good enough. The horrific lack of respect shown to our president is intolerable. Whether from Republican Congress members (Sen. Tom […]

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Age Related

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Time is like magic. You know in a magic show when the magician saws the box in half and the woman isn’t cut in half but she’s gone? Or the rabbit suddenly disappears after appearing? And the whole audience turns to each other and says where did she go or where’s the rabbit? How often do we see someone we haven’t seen since he or she was a kid, or […]

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All About the Girls

Annie Stein

Well hello! I’ve been off for what feels like several months, but has only been 3 weeks. With so much time away from these keys, naturally I have several things to spout about. Luckily for all of us, I’ve narrowed them down. I was back east visiting my brother and his 3 boys. Although they are my nephews, I feel much more like their grandmother. I’ve written about my brother […]

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Trekking Through The Outback

Annie Stein

By now you (readers near and hopefully far) know what excites me and drives me to bang these keys; People and their stories. My firm belief is if you scratch the surface everyone has a story worth listening to.  Some inspire more, and those are the ones’ that grab me and entice me into sharing.  So here’s one that knocked me flat out on my skinny white bottom. Am giving […]

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Color Coded

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There’s a lesson to be learned from every situation in life; good, bad, or horrific. Sometimes more than one if you pay close attention. A dear friend of mine is in the hospital. She’s had pancreatic cancer for over two years and three weeks ago her colon burst. She’s been in the critical care unit since then and  has undergone six surgeries. Six surgeries in three weeks! She has tubes […]

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