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Trick or Treat insights

Posted by Robin Abel on

How do you celebrate Halloween?  Is it your favorite holiday or your worst?  Do your kids love it or are they on the phasing out age?  Did you learning anything this year from the holiday? ;)    Our kids still, for the most part, have fun picking costumes and going out for Trick or Treat.  The week before the holiday is filled with costume changes, questions on where we go candy hunting, who is going with whom...  This year, I walked around with just one of my kids which was a first since usually we have at least 2 with...

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Yeah Zelie!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Small towns across this great country are all in motion whether they realize it or not.  They have to decide if they want to move forward, how exactly to move forward, and whether forward is good or staying put (ultimately moving backwards) is their desired direction.  It is a hard dynamic to balance, difficult to discern which way is best, and what will ultimately be the outcome.     In the few months we've been part of the Zelienople business community, I've seen leadership from many areas continue to push people to move forward.  Our streets have been torn up so lines...

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Do you know what a pawpaw is?

Posted by Robin Abel on

Raise your hand if you know what a pawpaw is.  Most of you don't know whether it's something you eat, an animal, or a new app.  That's okay.  I won't tell all the other people who not only raised their hands but shouted "I do!"  (No joke.  They did.  I watched on them on their webcam...)   A pawpaw is a fruit that is surprisingly native to North America.  You'll probably never find it in the grocery store because they are very fragile and not easy to transport.  They have a taste and texture that's a cross between a banana...

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Waiting is so hard!

Posted by Robin Abel on

Waiting for anything is the worst!  Nobody likes it and as a society, we work hard to get rid of it.  Don't want to wait for dinner?  Fast food.  Want that new book now!?  Amazon Prime.  Hate waiting in the lines at Disney?  Fast pass.  The list goes on.     I'm not sure why we hate waiting so much.  I mean, I get it but in reality, you have to wait for almost everything.  Think about how excited you were when you earned a drivers license!  Have you gotten married and waited a crazy amount of time for that event?...

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Fear? What fear?!

Posted by Robin Abel on

If you've ever walked around town with me (it's a popular thing to do), you probably NEVER noticed that I don't walk on the grates.  My husband is actually the only person that knows I am totally afraid of grates - storm drains, air vents, big ones, little ones... all of them.     I was totally vindicated the other day when walking the dog.  We live in the middle of farm land and don't have those scary drains but when we walk in town or a housing plan, the evil things appear.  The other day, the dog and I walked...

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