Doomed

There was more than a modicum of fear associated with this move. I spent the rest of the week perseverating over the tiniest of details. How long is the flight? What if I have to go to the restroom on the flight? How will I get around on base? I don’t have a car. I…

Four INGs We Should Stop Investing In – Part I

We spend most of our waking hours investing our time, money, and talents in the hope of earning a return on these investments. It’s a risky business — never knowing whether we will win big or lose everything. The only certainty in investing our time, money, and talents is that something will change. Over the…

Father Knows Best – Part I

Ask & You Shall Receive One of my fondest memories from my childhood was our Christmas tradition of looking through the Sears catalog — taking time to dog-ear the pages with our favorite things. My cousin Grady would write our annual letter to my Aunt JoAnna who lived in San Francisco at the time. She spoiled…

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….

Happenstance

I woke up at 3:00 this morning as I always do, but reset the alarm for 3:30 (as I always do).  I’m not quite sure what those additional 28 minutes do for me. Yeah, I did the math right.  It takes me two minutes to focus this pair of forty-somethin’ eyes, point to one of…

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…

I Got 99 Problems

Today I need a little help — just a quick discerning eye and a shoulder share to help me sort out a few things. So, sidle up and help me figure out how many of these problems are actually mine.  If you’re anything like me, and I suspect you are, people come to you with…