Dixie Darr

In Uncategorized on November 29, 2006 at 11:05 am

Homework

“You can have anything you want if you will give up the belief that you can’t have it.” Robert Anthony

In my quest to find people with unusual approaches to self-employment, I find that sometimes I just need to listen to whoever is around me. Yesterday, my writer friend Irv was talking about having Thanksgiving at his daughter’s house. She lives in a rural area outside of Denver and works as a midwife.

Thousands of midwives work in the U.S., but Jean’s business is a little different. Most midwives go to their clients’ homes or work in hospitals or birthing centers. Jean has set up a room in her house as a birthing center and the mothers-to-be come to her.

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On another note, a local homeowners association made the news when a woman resident put up an outdoor wreath in the shape of a peace sign. The HOA told her to take it down because they interpreted it as a sign of protest against the war in Iraq. The resident explained that peace has a spiritual meaning, especially at this time of the year. She vowed to keep the wreath up, even if the accumulated fines reached $1,000. The negative publicity about their anti-peace stance caused the HOA to back down and allow her to keep her wreath.

It’s an interesting world we live in, where peace is a controversial goal.

©2006 Dixie Darr. All rights reserved

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