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For our ancestors who didn’t have the benefit of a world map...

Rizom - April,2018

For our ancestors who didn’t have the benefit of a world map...

Rizom - April,2018

For our ancestors who didn’t have the benefit of a world map...

Rizom - April,2018

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Vietnamese Boat People

      Vietnamese boat people were refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship after the Vietnam War. I know, I was ..

Jessie -2016-08-19 17:24
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Showing Our Metal (Medal)

 I think it’s time to celebrate the U.S. Medal count in this Olympics—as of Wednesday morning, 8/17/2016, our total medal count is 86!..

Jessie -2016-08-17 11:14
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Great Quote to Ponder Today

I wrote an email complimenting a friend and mentor on how valuable they were to me in my life and how much I appreciated their life example...

Jessie -2016-08-16 15:00
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Wanted: Best Friend

Wanted: Best FriendProspective candidates should:Make me feel good about me.Affirm my best qualities (especially when I’m feeling insecure)C..

Jessie -2016-08-16 05:39
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Multnomah Falls

At the end of July, I traveled to Oregon with my parents and my oldest son, Harrison. We went initially so my parents could visit friends ..

Jessie -2016-08-13 09:49
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3 Great Quotes

 3 Great Quotes My hope is these quotes inspire you as they do me. I dare you to live beyond your limits! Don't find faul..

Jessie -2016-08-06 07:30
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Show Some Guts!

 Show Some Guts!I’ve asked before in this blog forum, “Have you ever found it interesting that everyone wants to change the world…but n..

Jessie -2016-07-28 18:58
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The O.C.E.A.N. of Life

Where are you floating in the vast O.C.E.A.N. of Life?Obviously OCEAN is an acronym related to life somehow. In this case, it is used in Per..

Jessie -2016-07-22 06:01
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The Inspiration of Randy Pausch

 Randy Pausch was a Carnegie-Mellon Professor who was diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer in 2007. Prior to his passing, he deliv..

Jessie -2016-07-18 06:24
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Bye-Bye Brother

I mentioned in a former blog that my brother flew in from Australia less than two weeks ago. It had been more than 20 years since the last t..

Jessie -2016-07-14 21:21
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Maybe Life Isn't so Bad After All

 Just when you think your life or your job sucks.....Maybe it isn't so bad after all!!!How many of you have felt this way?

Jessie -2016-07-11 21:03
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I'm Full!

13 days ago, my mom and dad flew in from Vietnam. Then last weekend, my brother from Australia flew in. That's three more people in an a..

Jessie -2016-07-06 20:06
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For the Love of My Grandpa

I was a young girl growing up in Vietnam. I was the 5th of 10 children born to my parents. I was a toddler when Saigon finally fell to ..

Jessie -2016-07-03 06:21
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9 secrets

 9 secretsMy friend writes a lot about mindsets of success; ways that positive thinking can provide us with the greatest realization of..

Jessie -2016-07-01 06:11
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There’s Always a Silver Lining

 It’s really hard to be creative or even positive when we’re sick. Let me personalize that statement: When I’m sick, I find it hard to ..

Jessie -2016-06-27 19:02
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Lean into Your Dreams

 This blog is actually my challenge for you. How many dreams do you have yet to achieve? How many items are on your bucket list that ha..

Jessie -2016-06-24 10:54
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Carménère Wine

 Latin Grande | CarménèreChilean Carménère The Carménère is a grape variety grown most notably in Chile, Italy, and in the U.S. in..

Jessie -2016-06-22 06:21
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Positivity is a Choice

 Positivity is a ChoiceHaving a positive outlook on life is crucial to living a successful life. We’re largely responsible for what hap..

Jessie -2016-06-20 06:05
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Ocean and Stars

 We live about 18 minutes from the ocean. We’re so close yet I don’t take advantage of it often enough. There’s nothing more powerful o..

Jessie -2016-06-18 07:05
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Love You Forever

 If you haven’t read this book, read it. Then read it to your kids and every loved one you know. It is a beautiful, simple story of a ..

Jessie -2016-06-16 06:33
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It’s Life Changing, Changing!

 It’s Life Changing, Changing! Have you ever found it interesting that everyone wants to change the world…but yet no one wants to ..

Jessie -2016-06-13 16:25
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Gratitude Practice #4

Practice on Your FriendsTell a friend you are thankful for them in your life, then tell them why. You will be amazed at the reactions you re..

Jessie -2016-06-12 05:53
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Gratitude Practice #3

We've been exploring ways to keep track of the things we're grateful for as well as ways we can demonstrate our gratitude toward oth..

Jessie -2016-06-11 11:31
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Gratitude Practices #2

 Thankful JarGet a glass jar and label it “My Thankful Jar”. Each day, write a short note to yourself of what you were thankful for tha..

Jessie -2016-06-09 22:50
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Gratitude Practice

Attitude of Gratitude PracticesThe Thankful ListMake a list of 10 things in your life you are grateful for (i.e. family, friends, loved-ones..

Jessie -2016-06-08 23:14
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Hummingbird Nest

 Love is in the air—or at least the evidence of nature’s instinct for survival of the species is in the trees.This hummingbird nest is..

Jessie -2016-06-06 22:36
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The Piles of Life

 Life is like traversing a field of piles. You know the kind I mean; stinky, steaming piles of wasted time, misfortune, trials, hurt, ..

Jessie -2016-06-04 05:38
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How to Wash Your Cat

 HOW TO WASH A CAT1. Put both lids of the toilet up and add 1/8 cup of pet shampoo to the water in the bowl.2. Pick up the cat and soot..

Jessie -2016-06-02 22:12
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Bad Holidays #2

 Yesterday I laid the foundation for my belief on why we struggle so much with home-grown violence in America. I pointed my finger at a..

Jessie -2016-06-02 06:08
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Bad Holidays?

 Thanksgiving is a bad holiday. Christmas isn’t much better. In my opinion, most of our holidays do us a disservice; Veterans Day, Memo..

Jessie -2016-06-01 00:44
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