You Call Me to Go Deeper (Day 3 Quote Challenge)

Ten days into the new year, and I am learning more and more about who I am as I seek to grow spiritually and intellectually. I reflect each day and gauge my growth in a couple of areas each week. It brings me great joy to experience progress — even slow, steady progress. As I…

Yoda Said It Best (Day 2 Quote Challenge)

I was once called the Quote Queen by a student  (under his breath) who had obviously grown tired of seeing them and interpreting them each day.  I suppose there are worse names to be called, so I accepted my crown and scepter — vowing to reign over my subjects and predicates, making them learn to…

Challenge Accepted!

My friend Mescalime issued me a challenge, and I love challenges, so I accepted.  It’s a three-day quote challenge.  Many have accepted it, so I’m excited (actually a little giddy) to see which quotes resonate with others, and I plan to pull out three of my all-time favorites. Coupled with each quote, I’ll share an anecdote as well….

Tis the Season

I wrote a letter to my cousin Grady the other day for Writing 101–an online course I’m taking that forces me to write each day. I like it! The topics are broad and easy to adapt to what flows naturally from my mind.  Some days I look forward to a little inspiration to help me refine my…

Facebook Magic

There are few things in life that I’ve experienced that I might describe as amazing. On that short list of amazing things is the ability of a song to act as a time machine and transport us back to our childhood, a major life event, or a time long forgotten. Whenever I hear Donnie Hathaway’s…

City of Brotherly Love

Yesterday I spent five hours at the hair salon. It’s like an unwritten rule in my culture that you just need to get comfortable at the hair salon or barber shop because you’re going to be there for a while.  I have always struggled to embrace this part of my culture because I just want…

Powerful Partnerships

I love collecting and sharing quotes that I can apply to leadership — all kinds of quotes: movie quotes, those I find on Twitter, or just quips I hear in passing that sometimes make me chuckle–like “I’m finer than frog’s hair.” This is in response to a question of “How are you today?” Probably my…