From January, 2020

My Bombshell bombshell

Dr Marry and I watched Bombshell this week. I knew the basic premise (don’t we all?), but I was not prepared for how it made me feel while I was watching it or for how long it would linger in my mind once we had turned off the DVD player. The premise: Pretty young women…

Raise your hand if you learned something

Hey, guess what? I gave a TEDx talk at the University of Mary in 2016. I had kind of forgotten about it until I found it on Youtube when I was looking for something else this morning. The invitation was inspired by this Forum column I had written earlier that year and because the theme…

Take a running leap

This story originally appeared in the January/February 2020 issue of Inspired Home magazine. Happy New Year. It’s 2020. It’s a leap year. That’s a lot going on for one year. Think about it: we are 20 years into the new millennium. One fifth of the way through this century. Weren’t we all just worrying that…

Time looks like this

They, whomever “they” is, say that time is our most valuable resource. But what does that mean? We spend time, waste time, lose track of it. We find ourselves with too much or too little time on our hands. We save time, take time, find and give it, too. With all the saving and spending…

Getting past enduring

I was reading through a variety of articles from the site Pocket today–in an effort to clean up my email boxes, something I struggle with mightily. To be honest, I was looking for some inspiration for a blog post, too. Now that I have claimed a concrete number of posts I am intending to write…

Comfortably uncomfortable

  Happy New Year! I am three days into my 47th year, and I have taken stock of 2019. Now it’s time to look ahead to 2020. Last week, a friend of mine was talking about an assignment her team filled out at work to uncover their focus word for the year. I was intrigued…