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Remember Aesop's fable "The Lion and the Mouse"? The one where a huge lion catches a tiny mouse and is ready to swallow him but the mouse very convincingly pleads for his life.

The mouse says (I'm paraphrasing...), "Please let me go. You never know when I might be able to help you one day, and I will." Amused at the thought of the tiny mouse ever being able to help him, the lion lets him go.

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(Gracie is pictured right in the picture above.)

This month is my last as President of the Lenbrook Residents Association. So let’s pretend this is an exit interview and you ask me, “What have you learned this past year?"

I have learned many things: The first is that time is flying. I inhaled in June 2015, I exhaled and now it is June 2016! But what a wonderful and enriching year it has been! 

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Did you know there are over 50 different kinds of nuts? With so many choices, how do you know which nuts to include in your diet, how to include them and how often? 

First, I'll outline the most common nuts, the main nut categories, and easy ways to include them in your diet. Then I'll let you decide which ones are right for you!

Let’s start by clearing up exactly what a nut is: a fruit composed of a hard shell and seed, which is generally edible. 

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One of our residents made my day recently when he said, "It's clear you really love this community." We were at one of the informal "Community Chat" meetings we hold weekly with a small group of residents, and he'd seen me pick up a stray piece of paper off the carpet ... a simple act that prompted a sincere compliment.

He affirmed my belief that good resident service really is in the little things that we demonstrate each day as much as it is in the big things.

Image for Twice Retired, Twice Blessed: Working With At-Risk Inner-City Youth via YES!Atlanta

I recently "retired" again, but not exactly like I did in 2007 after 45 years of designing and building houses in Atlanta. This time, it was from a variety of volunteer capacities I've held for the past 27 years with YES!Atlanta, a nonprofit dedicated to helping Atlanta's at-risk inner-city youth.

A Night at the Hospital

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