Volunteering

Lessons Sandy Taught Me

by Karen Amster-Young

This is a guest post by Jackie Moffett. She is funny, smart, a former PR maven and an amazing writer. Most important, she is a wife, mother, daughter, sister and a great friend. We reached out to Jackie to write for the52weeks.com after months of following her inspiring journey helping Hurricane Sandy victims. We are […]

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categoryPosted: 03/17/13 4:42 AM

Why I Can’t Write After Sandy

by Karen Amster-Young

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing’s going to get better. It’s not. — Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax I am trying to write, trying to work on my book today and I can’t. I  can’t stop thinking about how many people have been impacted by this horrible storm. The news coverage is incessant. […]

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categoryPosted: 11/2/12 7:34 AM

Simple Pleasures

by Pam Godwin

This past weekend was supposed to be the proverbial trek to Las Vegas with “the girls”. You know, that time-honored getaway that so many “women of a certain age” often go on.  It’s been in the pipeline and on my list of “52” for quite some time, and it would have been the first time […]

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categoryPosted: 10/29/10 10:08 PM

Brownies, Bloomies & Volunteering

by Karen Amster-Young

“Where are the tote bags? I’m not leaving the premises without tote bags. I was promised tote bags and tote bags I shall have.”   Seinfeld’s Kramer, volunteering at PBS, in “The Pledge Drive” episode I couldn’t remember the last time I did something just because it was a “good” thing to do. I am not […]

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categoryPosted: 10/21/10 1:58 PM

Saturday in the Park

by Pam Godwin

Karen and I have been progressing through our “52” for 16 weeks now and while we’ve both had some similar experiences and outcomes, they have always been parallel. She does her thing and I do mine — until now.  It’s one thing to be there for a friend embarking on a journey in spirit but […]

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categoryPosted: 10/21/10 1:58 PM