All posts filed under: Awards/recognitions

Cubs Fever Never Ends

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Awards/recognitions / Just for Fun

My right hand is bothering me this afternoon. It’s not sore, really. It’s more like it’s lonely. I think my hand might be missing the Cubs championship ring that I was privileged to wear for a few moments this morning. Doesn’t it look good on my finger? Let me back up and explain. Today was my monthly breakfast with several English department people I taught with before we all retired. One of them, Tony Casalino, […]

Caryl Dierksen: A retired teacher gives lessons in happy living

Awards/recognitions

Note: Thank you to Epcon Communities for posting this homeowner profile of me on their blog. Special thanks to franchise marketing manager Rob Krohn, for believing someone might want to read about me, and to Sue Publicover, who wrote the article. They make me sound better than I am!   Retired English teacher discovered a new life when she moved to Maples at Sonata, an Epcon community in Woodstock, Illinois. Source: Caryl Dierksen: A retired […]

Wrapping up this Self Promotion

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Awards/recognitions

 I have done so much self-promotion over my award that I can barely stand to see any more. I wrote that sentence in an email this week. It was a honest statement. I still stand by it. But… here I go again. For the very last, very final time. I promise. I had the honor of speaking at the Epcon Communities conference last month, when I received their Lifestyle Ambassador Award. While I was talking, […]

Thank You, Epcon

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Awards/recognitions / Wilcox People

All I can say is, it must be human nature. When I fear I have lost something, it suddenly becomes even more precious. That thought lingered in my mind Wednesday morning, when my plane landed in Columbus. I was two days late for the Epcon awards dinner where I was to have received my Lifestyle Ambassador Award. But Ember rescued me yet again, and the folks in charge of the event graciously agreed to let […]

Groundhog Day in Woodstock

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Awards/recognitions / Holidays / Nature / Woodstock

Groundhog Day greetings from snowy Woodstock! Yes, that’s right. I’m in Woodstock, not Columbus. After receiving a foot and a half of wind-driven snow yesterday, I shouldn’t have been surprised to get a text this morning informing me that my flight was canceled. Disappointed, yes, but surprised, no. But do not worry. This post will have a happy ending. Before we get to that, let me show you just how snowy it is here. A […]