Here are a few samplings of  Deborah’s essays and articles

The Sound of Two Hands Clapping
Newsweek, May 1, 1995

    Sometimes people need to be applauded for just showing up and doing their jobs. “Some days, I deserve applause just for showing up at work. Let’s take turns clapping and being clapped for, acknowledging how wonderful each of us are.”

The Business of Making Mistakes
Christian Science Monitor, November 15, 2001

    “To be a better entrepreneur, I needed to practice making mistakes.”

Shared Prayers
Family Circle, December 18, 2001

    “At a time when the world seems in chaos, two people from two different religions come together to share their prayers.”

Now I’ve Groan Accustomed to My Fathers Humor
Christian Science Monitor, April 6, 1998

    “I have been looking all over for something that was right in front of me.” At last I understood — my father wasn’t telling his jokes and stories to get attention; he was using them to bring people together.

Snapshots of Tokyo
Hemispheres, August, 2001

    Even in the middle of a huge bustling city, a sense of the ancient and the spiritual embrace me.

Thinning the Corporate Woods
Ingrams, December 1997

    This is a “tree” story about going out on a limb to cope with corporate downsizing.

Shifting into Reverse
Ambassador Magazine, August 1997

    Our differences come out in “beetle-mania”.

The Future of Charitable Giving
Inspired Giving, Fall 2001

    The experts clarify the complexities of the new estate tax law. A “must-read!”

Treasure Hunt: Is there a Fortune in your Attic?
Family Circle, August 1, 2000

    Antiquing experts give you tips on whether that’s trash or treasure in your attic.

Dads legacy remains, no doubt, a laughing matter
Chicago Tribune, March 25, 2001

    My brother’s coming of age came in an unexpected form.

Moms the One
Reader’s Digest, August, 1997

    No matter where we are, no matter how grown up or how far away our children, the M-word always gets our attention.

Treat Me Like a Dog, Please
The BARK, Fall, 2004

    Dogs know ways to live right.

A Drop of Honey
The Washington Post, September 22, 2003

    I cried for my dad, who every day sees his lover, his soul mate, his companion become more of a child, more of a stranger, more of a burden.

Love in the Land of Dementia
Chicken Soup for the Caregiver’s Soul

    With Mom’s advancing Alzheimer’s, much has  been lost. But when my Dad walks in, for a moment, she  remembers this is her husband. For those seconds, happiness floods  her.

Deborah Shouse and Ron Zoglin
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