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Category Archives: Change

Freedom Is Priceless

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Our next Board member to weigh in with a lesson learned during the pandemic is TOPS Treasurer, Sandra Seidlitz. She is also a KOPS and hails from the province of Alberta. Sandra Seidlitz’s Lesson Freedom Is Priceless My mother said … Continue reading

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Find the Way

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I’ll jump in here to share one of the many lessons that I’ve learned. It is my privilege to serve as Chairman of such a remarkable Board of Directors during this time. Barb Cady’s Lesson Find the Way Of the … Continue reading

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Win with Positive Thinking

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The next person relating her lesson is our newest Board member, Carol Holtz, who is the granddaughter of Esther S. Manz, TOPS Founder. Carol is also the TOPS Online Facilitator. Carol Holtz’s Lesson Win with Positive Thinking Over this time … Continue reading

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Life is still a Cabaret!

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This was to have been a blog celebrating our wonderful KOPS and TOPS accomplishments at our final IRD in Niagara Falls. As all of us are well aware, things changed! In mid-March, as “Safer at Home” proclamations were made throughout … Continue reading

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Take the Road Less Traveled

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Road construction and repair following a typical West Virginia winter is in full swing. (Our last snow was in May.) Detour signs are popping up all over and it seems that some of my favorite routes will be closed for … Continue reading

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“Turn left in 1.3 miles,” the disembodied, calm voice proclaims… In today’s society, almost everyone is familiar with the monotone voice of the GPS—a fascinating bit of technology which, when given the appropriate information, will plot your course to arrive … Continue reading

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The Size of the Pan

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Once there were two men fishing from the same riverbank. The younger fellow was not catching a thing, while the older guy was catching something every time his line hit the water. The young man noticed, however, that when the … Continue reading

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