Category Archives: Mary Ellen Stepanich

Life Goals

Life Goals by Mary Ellen Stepanich I’ve been faced with a situation recently that is similar to situations I’ve had in the past: i.e., making a difficult decision. That includes deciding whether or not to marry someone. A couple of … Continue reading

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Fa-la-la and Bah Humbug!

Fa-la-la and Bah Humbug! by Mary Ellen Stepanich I have a love-hate relationship with holidays, especially Christmas. (And pardon me for being politically incorrect in using the “C” word.) I LOVE receiving cards and letters from friends and relatives, particularly … Continue reading

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Are You a Chevrolet or a Ferrari?

Are You a Chevrolet or a Ferrari? by Mary Ellen Stepanich, Ph.D. Thirty-four years ago I was studying for my Ph.D. at Purdue University, learning more than I wanted to know about management, marketing, human behavior, and how to improve … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell Success?

How Do You Spell Success? by Mary Ellen Stepanich At my age, I don’t expect to get smiles or even friendly greetings from handsome young men who cross my path. And I don’t think I ever received whistles, even long … Continue reading

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They Can’t Say That I DIDN’T Write!

They Can’t Say That I DIDN’T Write! by Mary Ellen Stepanich I received a call last week from a gal who lives here in my retirement community. I used to sing with her in an ensemble that entertained annually in … Continue reading

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Seven Plots for Seven Writers

Seven Plots for Seven Writers by Mary Ellen Stepanich, Ph.D. One of my favorite musicals has always been the film, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (MGM, 1954). Not only is the music perfect, but also the dancing is spectacular and … Continue reading

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Plugging the Hole in My Platform (Part 2)

Plugging the Hole in My Platform (Part 2) by Mary Ellen Stepanich, Ph.D. Last month in my post, “My Platform Has a Hole in It,” I discussed an article I’d read about building one’s platform, or brand, as a way … Continue reading

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