The Watering Hole Blog

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 “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” 
                                                                                  – George Eliot 

Highlights from the Blog:

Moments of Betrayal
What "The Bridges of Madison County" can teach us about the dangers of self-betrayal
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Ego vs Soul
A Few Tips on How to Tell the Difference
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Most Recent Posts from The Watering Hole

When in Rome…

When in Rome… “Only in Rome is it possible to understand Rome.” – Goethe I was absolutely stunned by the magnificence of the Colosseum (built nearly

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Last Greek Island…Crete!

Last Greek Island…Crete! “It takes a lifetime to discover Greece, but it only takes an instant to fall in love with her.” – Arthur Miller

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Quadding on Naxos

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The Lovely Island of Ios

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Lost Laptop

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Marathon & Poros

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Maryanne Receives Safety Award

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Paris & Athens

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European Adventure

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Bogged Down

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Thank You Nasty Pants

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Summertime Downtime

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Writer’s Retreat

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The SUP Scam

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