Monthly Archives: August 2017

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET…

WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU GET… Have you ever noticed how when you buy a new car all you can see on a road packed with hundreds of cars, are cars…just like yours - same make, same, model and maybe, if you’re lucky, even the same color? When we were thinking of putting up a new fence in… read more

OUR BELOVED DOG, WILLA

OUR BELOVED DOG, WILLA August 9, 2006……August 23, 2017   No creature ever loved more fully, more selflessly, less judgmentally – without saving it up for a rainy day, or waiting for proof that the person she loved was “good” – or “worthy” or would love her back, than our Golden Retriever, Willa. She just… read more

PHONY EQUATIONS

PHONY EQUATIONS “See, that’s how it is…that’s what happens when you knock yourself out and do great work: They cut your budget! They reduce your headcount! I mean, why bother? Forget it.” Or… “Oh great. This is what happens, right? I was right there for her. I helped her every way I could. I was… read more

SIMPLY LOVING…

SIMPLY LOVING… Sometimes loving someone is messy.  Sometimes it’s complicated. Sometimes it’s frustrating or even “angrifying” (a word my daughter, Abigail, made up which comes in handily…) And sometimes we make “loving” a whole lot of work.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say, “Well, we’re working on our marriage. I don’t know…maybe it’ll work, maybe… read more

Sweet Surrender

SWEET SURRENDER   The first book I wrote was called, Taking Control of Your Life, the Secrets of  Successful, Enterprising Women. Its mission was to encourage women to create the lives of their dreams by creating businesses they loved. And it was pretty good, too – sold well over a half million copies. And I stand by the premise. I’d better.… read more