The Problem with Hotel Loyalty Programs

The Problem with Hotel Loyalty Programs is– The “Wrong People” Get In The management of Executive Lounges in luxury hotels should make us where a badge.  By ‘us’ I mean travelers like me who invade prestigious hotels and their ‘executive lounges’ by using Hilton points cards to charge gas, public …

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MysteryShrink Shorts: What Makes You So Special?

MysteryShrink Shorts: What Makes You So Special? One of my young stepdaughters, tears in her eyes, had handed me a lowly Honorable Mention ribbon after a riding contest which had gone poorly. When I greeted her all aglow with compliments, she’d asked with a tad of bitterness, “How can you …

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If You Could Relive Just One Day, Which Day Would You Choose?

“If, after you’ve died, you could come back and relive one day, what day would you choose?” **To catch up with Dr. Dale’s Journal, First read Diagnosis Black, Hemlock, Fallout, The Novelty of Having Cancer has Worn Off,  and VooDoo or Health Insurance? Research indicates that the majority of people, after rolling over super-day possibilities—wedding …

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Why Do They Have Television on Christmas?

Anytime I work with a personal story I remember my father’s caution against ever thinking my life is any more interesting than anyone else’s. I hope I haven’t slipped up. Maybe my little story will awaken a place in others where their stories hide. After the New Year I will …

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Is It True What They Say About ‘Only’ Children?

What About ‘Only Children’ and Sibling Position? This entry will make better sense if you’ve read:  “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown, Sibling Position, Part 1 of 2; “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown, Sibling Position, Part 2 of 2; How Does Your Birth Order Position Affect Your Life Now?  Spoiler Alert!; What …

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What If Someone Stole Your Credit Card? Talk about Stress!

What If Someone Steals Your Credit Card Number?  Talk about Stress! Identity theft is nothing new. Ending up with a bunch of charges you don’t recognize on your statement can happen more easily than most people think. This horror happened to my new husband and me during our trip to Mexico to …

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Stress, Relationships, Family: MysteryShrink Goes Social

Stress: Why You Want to Keep an Eye on MysteryShrink The truth and a giant disclaimer.  If I am to accomplish my current goal, I’m going to have to lose the sunglasses.  I’m going to have to start registering using my real name.  I’m going to have to take MysteryShrink …

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