From Personal Writing

Dr Marry, by any other name, would be as sweet…

Over the course of writing this blog, a number of people have queried as to why I refer to my beloved spouse as Dr Marry. Let the querying be put to rest. Quite simply, I call him Dr Marry in honor of Jane Austen. I present these examples of what I speak: “Mr Bennet, Mr…

Welcome to what is next

For nine weeks, my blog has been (almost) singularly focused on the journey Dr Marry and I took together to reveal his alcoholism and our path to sobriety. I’ll likely do a wrap up piece on that, but not today. Today, I am focused on what is next for this blog and for me…and for…

Invest in your dreams

In February, I was invited to give the Creative Mornings Fargo talk around the topic Invest. What a fun challenge this theme was for me! I hope you’ll watch and see if you are investing in your dreams as specifically as I think you need to to actually achieve them. Bring on the G.O.T.E. sheets…

Doing our part…because we can. And I think you can, too.

I’m taking a break from my shared journey with Dr Marry to bring you this Covid-19, global pandemic-inspired post because, quite frankly, I don’t believe many segments of our communities can wait until we wrap up our series in two weeks for hundreds of lights to be shone on the very real and dire situation…

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…

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…