Lee Woodruff

SPEAKER – AUTHOR – EXECUTIVE MEDIA TRAINER

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April 2019 Book Marks

When I was a junior in high school, my parents announced to my sisters and me that we were moving from Albany to Buffalo.  A distance of only a few hundred miles, it might have been the other side of the moon to a 16 year-old who was perfectly happy in her New York State public school.  After I graduated in 1978, my family away and I have rarely made it  ...

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March 2019 Book Marks

I’m a bath lover.  At the end of a long day, or when I crave warmth, I draw a hot bath and sink into the water.  When my kids were little, the bath ritual signaled day’s end.  Baths calmed everyone down, transitioned us to pajamas and bedtime stories. But somewhere around middle school, my girls turned up their noses.  “Baths are gross,” they said.   ...

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February 2019 Book Marks

It may be the shortest month, but February’s haul of good books should warm the cockles of every reader’s heart.  And while the recent global weather extremes (polar vortexes, mudslides, ice storms and raging fires) are a reminder that Mother Nature has her own mind, nothing beats waking up on a quiet February snow day in the northeast.  (Okay, lie,  ...

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January 2019 Book Marks

I’ve got a bone to pick with T.S. Elliott.  The way I see it, January is actually the cruelest month.  After the excitement and activity of the holidays, after they’ve swept up all the confetti, this stretch of time feels like a hard stop. Living on the east coast, the lengthening of days is almost imperceptible. Gray feels like a primary color.    ...

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BHUTAN

“It’s time for an adventure,” he said.  And I, facing an empty nest and the instant revision of my job description as a mother, answered… “Hell yeah.” My adventuresome self had been hibernating during the rearing of four cubs.  There were years of policing and keeping them safe; reflexively spouting “be careful” or “watch out” and the mother  ...

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