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The Promise of the New Year… | December 30, 2020

The new year falls upon us…

With hopes of health, dreams of joy…

And all the wonder of what lays before us…

May it be kind to you dear friends…

A blessing to you and all those you love.



  1. Please look up VIMPAT drug. No side effects like others. Depakote gives kidney stones and fatty liver. Humana has NO deductible in 2021. I paid $400 deductible in 2020.

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    Comment by Rita McDonald — December 30, 2020 @ 2:27 PM

  2. For those who are interested in things like Astrology or Numerology……. 2020 (added together) is a ‘4’ year…… 4 is the number of hard work to create stability and foundation! Nature shows us strong foundations with square shapes….. i.e. 4 corners, 4 walls…… or nature shows us many of the animals that make up the world, have 4 legs! And as many of us have already recognized, 2020 was definitely a year of hard work and effort!!

    As 2021 rolls around we look to a ‘5’ year, representing abundance after hard work!! So keep yer chin up, and look for the wonderful opportunities that a 5 year brings after all your hard work and effort!!

    Have patience and stay strong! The answers are out there! And thank you and blessings to you Phylis for all your hard work and effort, I hope you reap some wonderful rewards this year!!

    Happy New Year everyone!

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    Comment by Aaron Holmes — December 30, 2020 @ 2:35 PM

  3. Aaron, I love your “math” and your thinking. Here’s to optimism and opportunity. And blessings through the new year.

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    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 30, 2020 @ 2:51 PM

  4. hope you had a good christmas and hope you have a good new year stay happy and well


    Comment by Sue easton — December 30, 2020 @ 3:05 PM

  5. I can only say I hope the blessings of my past become a part of everyone else’s future.

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    Comment by Ed Lugge — December 30, 2020 @ 3:21 PM

  6. Are you wishing angels to sit upon our shoulders like you? 🙂


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 30, 2020 @ 3:38 PM

    • Only because I know how powerful these angels are. 😉

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      Comment by Ed Lugge — December 30, 2020 @ 5:16 PM

  7. Hello, I am caregiver for my husband, who is 73 and has been having short term memory loss and epileptic seizures for 10 years. He had contracted Viral Epilepsey when we were sailing in SE Asia. Keppra and Vimpat pretty much kept him seizure free for a number of years but this summer he began having numerous seizures and spent a few weeks in the local hospital in an induced coma to keep seizures at bay and another week at Mayo bringing him out of the coma. Since then He has had numerous grand mall and petit mall seizures as well as periods of confusion. Because of COVID I can not find a local caregiver support group. Are you aware of something I could find online? Thank you for listening, Karen Kreitzberg, beachwo@gmail.com, 850-297-0325

    Sent from my iPad



    Comment by Karen Kreitzberg — December 30, 2020 @ 4:44 PM

    • Karen, if you go to Facebook and type “epilepsy” in the search bar, a number (about 10) of support groups will come up. You can go from there and you’ll see they’ll morph into other groups that are epilepsy related with different titles.

      Good luck.


      Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — December 30, 2020 @ 4:54 PM

      • I am merely happy Phylis that you knew what you recommended to Karen who was looking for help and did just that!

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        Comment by Leon Chavarria — December 30, 2020 @ 6:37 PM

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    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    Phylis Feiner Johnson

    I've been a professional copywriter for over 35 years. I also had epilepsy for decades. My mission is advocacy; to increase education, awareness and funding for epilepsy research. Together, we can make a huge difference. If not changing the world, at least helping each other, with wisdom, compassion and sharing.

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