Reflections on The Tumultuous Fall of 2012

It’s amazing how much has happened since my last post. Wow! First there was the legendary performance of the San Francisco Giants leading up to and right through the World Series. Now I must confess that I don’t normally follow what’s going on in the sports world with more than a passing nod, but the excitement rippling through the city here during those 10+ days was so palpable that even I got swept up Giants fever and watched the most of the last 7 post-season games with some enthusiasm. Go Giants!

Then there was the gut-wrenching nightmare of Hurricane Sandy and its trail of devastation. Having grown up in New York City and lived in New Jersey for many years, it was difficult to watch the images of some of my favorite places destroyed by the ravages of Mother Nature and it brought back sad memories of Katrina. Our hearts go out to all the “Nor-Easters” who’ve been affected by this, many of whom are still struggling to get back on their feet. Here’s hoping for as speedy a recovery as possible.

And amidst all the hoopla and chaos, the long and dreary 2012 election season finally came to a spectacular close! All just in time to gather our wits, re-group, and turn our attention to the approaching holiday season. I’ve been busy working on a special report called “50 Conscious Gift Ideas for the Holidays & Beyond” to help put some of the joy back into holiday gift shopping and giving. Be sure to check back later this week for an excerpt from that report featuring 12 of my favorites that I just had to share with you! I’ll also share with you how you can grab a FREE copy of the entire report!

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