Author Archives: Cynthia Bond Hopson

Getting The Best Money Can Buy

I’m having all kinds of feelings about the admissions scandal that hit the news last week. It seems that rich, powerful parents paid thousands of dollars to get their children into the best schools, on the best teams, and then … Continue reading

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It’s March, Let’s Celebrate

If you’re looking for a reason to celebrate this week, I’m happy to provide fodder for consideration. Since March 1, we’ve had National Peanut Butter Lovers Day, National Pig Day, National Celery Day, Katie Fisher Day—not quite national but this … Continue reading

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Happy National Nutrition Month

On any given day, we don’t do much thinking about diet and nutrition unless we’ve been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease or if we’re trying to drop/gain a few pounds. Sure, we try to eat right and stay healthy, but … Continue reading

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Every issue is a Women’s Issue

March 1 will bring in Women’s History Month and I think we ought to celebrate all the phenomenal women we know. They don’t have to be well-known or have their names written in lights — I think just being important … Continue reading

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There’s Enough We Don’t Know

I was always an inquisitive child, always asking questions, and wanting to know stuff. My great-grandmother lived in our home and she’d patiently provide answers until she either didn’t know them or got tired of me asking. She’d applaud my … Continue reading

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What The World Needs Now is Love

What the world needs now is love, sweet love…, “That’s the only thing that there’s just too little of…” These beautiful and powerful lines by gifted songwriters Hal David and Burt Bacharach continue with “…No, not just for some, but … Continue reading

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Monday is World Cancer Day

Monday is World Cancer Day and while this designation is probably one you’re not familiar with, I am delighted that somebody thought it important to educate the world about this scary disease. I’ve said before my grandmother was so afraid … Continue reading

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It’s Your Lifetime, too!

What’s in a lifetime? I just returned from Lacey, Washington where I was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the *Thurston Group of Washington State. I am still on a natural high because this was my first and only … Continue reading

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Do The Right Thing, for Martin’s Sake

Do the heart thing, for Martin’s sake This Monday, in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 90th birthday, please stop, reflect, and then do all you can to make the world better. I don’t know what that might look … Continue reading

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Starting the New Year Right

I love January and here’s why: with this fresh, shiny new year we get one more opportunity to get/do IT right, whatever IT is! I am proud because I am well past Day Seven and my year of positivity is … Continue reading

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