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Keeping expectations in check

“A light dawned when I realized my expectations were often out of proportion. I thought about the Golden Rule, which I had claimed to live by. It occurred to me that I was expecting others to do things for me that I hadn’t been willing or able to do for them. I had been expecting more from life than I was giving.” ~Cassandra Augure   

Sunrise on the St. Joseph River / Cindy La Ferle


Throughout my career, I've worked as a book production editor, travel magazine editor, features writer, and weekly newspaper columnist. My award-winning lifestyles features and essays have appeared in many national magazines and anthologies, including Newsweek, Reader's Digest, The Christian Science Monitor, Writer's Digest, Victoria, Better Homes & Gardens, Bella Grace, and more. My weekly Sunday "Life Lines" column ran for 14 years in The Daily Tribune (Royal Oak, MI) and won a First Place (Local Columns) award from the Michigan Press Association. My essay collection, Writing Home, includes 93 previously published columns and essays focusing on parenthood and family life.

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