“I hate people,” posted a friend to Facebook recently. “People suck,” I replied. What prompted this venomous spew? Was it in response to the Orlando shooting? The Stanford swimmer, or his imbecile father? It could have been either or both, or an infinite number of other bits of news, but instead it was in response… Continue reading Birds of a Feather
I am a little late with my blog post this week as I spent Saturday night with a very sick friend. I told her I would help her in any way I can. I told her I would really love to use my writing skills to help her with any writing or correspondence she needs… Continue reading What I want you to know about my mom is…
I used to care an awful lot about wrapping paper, particularly Christmas wrap. I would pride myself on selecting just the right hand crafted papers from boutique gift shops the likes of Kuhl-Linscomb and Events here in Houston. I would pair them with fabric ribbons – never those store-bought, pre-made bows! – to complement our… Continue reading What matters.
I did it. I quit my job to pursue my dream of writing for a living. In a decisive blow to my ego and a major victory for my soul, I mustered the courage week before last to finally pull the trigger. I put time on my boss’s calendar for a “Quick Catch-up,” yet nothing… Continue reading Soul 1, Ego 0
If you’ve been following along – and thankfully many have; we’re up to over 5,000 views! – you know that I typically post something each weekend. I skipped last weekend to treat myself to a Mother’s Day weekend in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with my handsome, smart, sweet 20-year-old son, Burke. Over the weekend, we moved him… Continue reading The Victim, the Perp and the Good Samaritan
We have become time masochists, robbing ourselves of the opportunity to live more meaningful lives. We live in sound bites. Tweets. Instant messages. We’re irked we have to wait 10 seconds to buy things with our new smart chip cards. I read recently that the average person’s attention span is less than three minutes, and… Continue reading Time to Think. Time to Feel. Time to Create.
A short, fluffy post today. Nothing deep and meaningful here. My feelings won’t be hurt if you decide to pass. But I need to publicly commit to striking a few words from my vocabulary. And by the way, “fluffy” is not among them. I love fluffy. What a fun word. Say it to yourself: Fluffy. … Continue reading 7 Lazy Words I’m Giving Up
I am an emotional wreck today. So many thoughts and feelings are flooding my head – and my heart. I signed up months ago to volunteer for a fun run benefitting organ and tissue donation, the Donate Life Texas 2nd Chance Run, that took place in Sugar Land this morning. Up at 5:00 am and… Continue reading On Human Recycling
As I sat on my hotel room balcony overlooking the turquoise waters and flaky white sand of Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach last week, I pondered what lies ahead. That’s so me, to be in a beautiful place, literally and figuratively, thinking not about the bird in hand, or in this case the black one… Continue reading Late Bloomers: Can This Grandma Moses Become George McFly?
Companies have advisory boards, why can’t people? Most of the companies I’ve worked for over the years have had either boards of directors or advisory boards, or both. Companies carefully curate a group of individuals with the knowledge and expertise they, the companies, need to be successful. This got me thinking. If I had a personal… Continue reading Who’s on Your Board?