Monthly Archives: November 2016

YOU GOT ME, BABE…

You know our Golden Retriever, Willa. I write about her all the time – and talk about her all the time. Everyone in our family does. When one of us is out of town and calls home, the first thing he or she asks is, “How’s Willa?” The answer is usually, “She’s great! But she misses you….” And… read more

SO WHAT’LL IT BE? QUIT? OR SWIM?

“Judges and timers ready!” shouted the starter. “Swimmers, take your marks!” We all stepped onto our starting blocks, crouched in the start position and waited for the gun. I focused straight ahead, staring at the other end of the fifty-meter pool. The water glistened in the hot Indiana sun. My heart slammed. It was a… read more

WE ARE MADE FOR THIS MOMENT

Regardless of how we feel about the outcome of the election – whether we are slapping each other on the back – or gnashing our teeth – we can feel good about ourselves. Here’s why: We cared... -  We listened -  We learned -  We decided -  We voted And many of us even encouraged others to do… read more

NOW THAT’S INCONVENIENT!!

I wrote this “motivator” a few years ago but when I noticed that recently I’ve been getting really “worked up” about a lot of stuff that didn’t actually warrant the intensity of my ire, and as a result, depleting my energy and – causing “eye rolls” in my family… It occurred to me that given… read more