Archive for July 2015

He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold

He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold
He yelled at me, but my answer stopped him cold. Who is “he”? My dad. Sheesh, was he mad. Before I can tell the story, I need to set the scene… I was in college as a commuter. Working 3 part-time jobs to help off-set tuition, fees and books, I rarely had money to eat... Read more »

30th High School Reunion: Who are all these old people?

30th High School Reunion: Who are all these old people?
Thirty years. It’s hard to believe that I graduated from high school thirty years ago. Last Saturday was my 30th high school reunion, and after getting comfortable in my own skin, I decided to attend. The drive took about an hour. I was consumed with thoughts and scenarios about the night and how things would unfold.... Read more »

How one pair of shoes makes me feel powerful

How one pair of shoes makes me feel powerful
One pair of shoes I own makes me feel powerful every time I wear them. The shoes are pictured above. They are low-heeled, black, women’s wingtip shoes. Due to some ongoing achilles issues, I don’t generally wear heels, but for these shoes, I make the exception. They make me taller – only two inches, but... Read more »
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Four recent Facebook posts that prove "Sense" and "Courtesy" are no longer common

Friends, we are losing our humanity; that’s the only thing that can explain why people are losing their common sense and common courtesy. These two concepts – sense and courtesy – used to be very common. Most everybody had both. Most people knew the difference between right and wrong. Most people knew how to treat... Read more »

Getting comfortable in my own skin before my 30th high school reunion

Getting comfortable in my own skin before my 30th high school reunion
It’s only 3 weeks until my 30th high school reunion. 30 years! It doesn’t seem possible. It doesn’t seem possible that I’m nearing 48 years old. It doesn’t seem possible that a small group of us managed to make it from kindergarten through high school together and remain friends today. It doesn’t seem possible that... Read more »